EU donates half-a-million to UNAM’s migrant effort

04 December 2020 | Education

Staff reporter



The European Union in partnership with the International Organisation of Migrants (IOM) made a monetary donation towards the University of Namibia’s social responsibility arm – UNAM Cares.

The donation, to the tune of N$530 000, was made to strengthen the University’s efforts in addressing the plight of stranded and vulnerable migrants in Namibia.

Speaking at the official handover of the donation’s event, EU Ambassador, H.E Ms Sinikka Anttila remarked that migration is a key policy area for the EU and expressed her joy about this collaboration.

“Migration inside of the EU is at the top of the political agenda and is also one of the 5 key priority areas on the EU-Africa cooperation. I am, therefore, extremely happy that IOM and UNAM have agreed to this initiative.”

“Large-scale migration continues to show that more needs to be done to confront the increasing number of migrants and it is gratifying to see that the University of Namibia has partnered with IOM and the EU, in supporting this cause,” said Hon. Dr Itah Kandji-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation.

The grant will enable UNAM Cares to contribute impactful to the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable and stranded migrants in Namibia in providing them with psychosocial support, counseling and humanitarian aid.

Professor Kenneth Matengu, UNAM Vice Chancellor, thanked the partners for their generous donations and commitment to uphold the rights and needs of migrants. Head of the International Organisation for Migration, Mrs Florence Situmbeko expressed her gratitude to the EU, the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the University of Namibia.

“I thank you all for being here and your assistance through every step of the way and I wish UNAM Cares and IOM a cordial collaborative relationship ahead,” remarked Dr Rachel Freeman, the UNAM Cares Lead and Senior Lecturer in the Social Work Department.

Similar News

 

Capturing moments through the lens

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn in Oshakati, David Shipinge Josef grew up in many different parts of Namibia. With both his parents having worked for Namibia Wildlife Resorts...

Determined and eager to learn more

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

Working his way up in life

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsThe hardworking Sensikus Angula was born in a small village called Uudhilin­dindi located 30 km west of Oshakati. In the year 2000 he moved...

The language enthusiast

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique Adams Mathias Haufiku has a passion for language and words, and this passion continues to drive him every day.Haufiku was born in Swakopmund but...

N$160 000 to charity by WB We Care Trust

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Local News

Staff Reporter Woermann, Brock & Co. recently celebrated its 126th anniversary with the Win&Give promotion. A total of N$1.1 million in cash and shopping vouchers...

Plan in pencil

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | Others

Chaze Nalisa Happy new season. It is the time of the year when we start talking about resolutions versus habits. If you are making plans,...

The early bird catches the worm

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Michelline Nawatises The head of TransNamib, Johny Smith, a seasoned professional in the transport and logistics industry, joined the rail service company in February...

A top tier Namibian brand

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsElzane Ludeke always dreamt of owning her very own leather handbag brand but thought it might happen later in her life. She worked in...

Determined and eager to learn more

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

Latest News

Capturing moments through the lens

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn in Oshakati, David Shipinge Josef grew up in many different parts of Namibia. With both his parents having worked for Namibia Wildlife Resorts...

by Michelline Nawatises

Determined and eager to learn...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

by Michelline Nawatises

The need to provide clients...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Business

Monique AdamsEstablished in April 2020 and operating in Windhoek, the cleaning company specialises in commercial and residential cleaning. They use cleaning products that are environmentally...

by Michelline Nawatises

Working his way up in...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsThe hardworking Sensikus Angula was born in a small village called Uudhilin­dindi located 30 km west of Oshakati. In the year 2000 he moved...

by Michelline Nawatises

The language enthusiast

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique Adams Mathias Haufiku has a passion for language and words, and this passion continues to drive him every day.Haufiku was born in Swakopmund but...

by Michelline Nawatises

Investing in renewable energy

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Business

Monique AdamsEtango Power Engineering was founded by Joseph Kapofi in a joint venture with two other members, namely Samuel Kapofi and Shipanga Ayehe.Born and raised...

by Michelline Nawatises

N$160 000 to charity by...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Local News

Staff Reporter Woermann, Brock & Co. recently celebrated its 126th anniversary with the Win&Give promotion. A total of N$1.1 million in cash and shopping vouchers...

by Michelline Nawatises

Plan in pencil

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | Others

Chaze Nalisa Happy new season. It is the time of the year when we start talking about resolutions versus habits. If you are making plans,...

by Monque Adams

The early bird catches the...

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Michelline Nawatises The head of TransNamib, Johny Smith, a seasoned professional in the transport and logistics industry, joined the rail service company in February...

by Monque Adams

Load More