Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Rössing Foundation

I am pleased to be able to share the Rössing Foundation Annual Report 2016 with our stakeholders and partners.

Over the past 38 years of supporting the communities across Namibia in various ways, the Rössing Foundation is making a real difference to people’s lives where it matters most: in educating Namibia’s future leaders and in supporting people eager to make an economic contribution to their families and the country.

In building a house, it is the combina­ tion of bricks and mortar that makes it strong and durable. Being mindful of the challenges that still lies ahead of us, we are extremely proud of what we have achieved thus far in collaboration with our partners, a vital link in our ability to achieve as much as we have done.

This Annual Report provided information on all our ongoing efforts during 2016 to honour the stewardship of the financial resources with which we have been entrusted.

In addition to the Rössing Founda­ tion’s three Education Centres located in the coastal towns of Arandis and Swakopmund (Erongo Region) and in Ondangwa in the Oshana Region of northern Namibia, the mobile education unit — which has become known as the Mobile Lab in short — extend our ability to reach outlying schools tremendously.

The positive feedback received from teachers and learners alike clearly indicates that we have a winner in the Mobile Lab for the pursuit of learning in Mathematics, English and the Sciences.

To all our partners across Namibia, I extend my deepest thanks for your invaluable support – financial or otherwise.

I would also like to thank the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and all employees for their hard work and dedication and for executing their tasks in a professional manner.


Asser Kapere

Board of Trustees of the Rössing Foundation