Visit of the nursery school of the Peri Naua association in Otjiwarongo [fr]

The Ambassador of France in Namibia, Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, visited two projects supported by the French association Peri Naua in Otjiwarongo: the nursery school, built in 2008 and the library opened in 2015. On this occasion she discussed with the representative of the association in Namibia, Monique Escurat, active member of the French community and relay of the embassy in Otjiwarongo region, about these exemplary initiatives promoting fair tourism.

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The Ambassador of France surrounded by the children of the nursery school

The nursery school was built thanks to the embassy funding using the Priority Solidarity Fund (FSP) and the Social Fund for Development (FSD). Three Namibian teachers, sometimes supported by a voluntary of the Peri Naua association, take care of the 60 students. The school profits from Peri Naua’s subvention, allowing the project to exist. The ambassador provided toys and teaching material.

The library, opened in October 2015, is managed by both Namibian voluntaries and people from the Peri Naua association. More than 1600 books are available.

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Sylvain Dartois, a French volunteer, with one of the Namibian teachers

The Peri Naua association, founded in 2002 in Bar-Le-Duc (France), supports those two projects thanks to an annual subvention and by sending volunteers as well as involving French tourists who make donations or buy local handcraft.

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The Ambassador and Monique Escurat, distributing toys and teaching material to the children

For more information:
About the association: http://www.peri-naua.com/
Project details: http://www.peri-naua.com/pages_fr/nosactions.html
Relays in Namibia: http://www.londiningi.com/pages_fr/perinaua.html

published on 01/04/2016

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