The Rössing Foundation

Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

I am pleased to be able to share the Rössing Foundation Annual Report 2017 with our stakeholders and partners.

2017 has been a challenging year for Namibia’s economy in light of the Government’s fiscal consolidation. While the mining industry has not been spared, Rössing Uranium and the Rössing Foundation still recognise their responsibility towards the nation to continue with its support programmes despite financial constraints.

This Annual Report provides information on all our ongoing efforts during 2017 to honour the stewardship of the financial resources with which we have been entrusted.

Since inception in 2006, the Rössing Foundation’s three Education Centres located in Arandis and Swakopmund (Erongo Region) and in Ondangwa in the Oshana Region of northern Namibia, have provided a solid foundation for the Foundation’s support for education in Namibian.

The mobile laboratory — or Mobile Lab in short — extends our ability to reach outlying schools tremendously. 2017 marked its second year in operation and it has already demonstrated its invaluable role to support teachers and learners in the pursuit of learning in Mathematics, English and the Sciences.

We are looking forward to the day when the rural areas of our country are criss-crossed with similar educational support units, sponsored by a multitude of different private companies or foundations, making real difference to the future of Namibia’s young adults. Rössing Foundation has set the example; we trust others will follow suit.

In conclusion, to all our partners in Namibia, I extend my deepest thanks for your invaluable support in whatever form it has taken.

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

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Rössing Foundation