Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The U.S. Embassy Windhoek of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support programs that are community-initiated and involving schools, clinics, co-operatives, associations, training or community improvement projects.
This program supports small sustainable community-based initiatives that have immediate and dramatic impact on local communities.
Participants and Audiences
SSH focus will be on projects that assist disadvantaged or marginalized groups. The U.S. Embassy makes every effort to fund qualified projects from across Namibia’s fourteen regions. Some of past SSH projects have included training women, youth, and school dropouts to be computer literate, and purchasing solar powered water pumps to make fresh potable water available to villagers. They have done multiple garden projects, where beneficiaries have been able to generate income to support themselves and improve their livelihoods. They have funded projects that assist people with disabilities, projects teaching technical skills such as understanding and installing small-scale solar technology.
The following organizations are eligible to apply: