Dame Jenny Shipley’s Charitable Trust to benefit children in Namibia

Jenny and a local Himba child

The Namibian Educational Trust was established in 2007 to help children in the Kunene District of North West Namibia.

The Trust helps fund Ehomba Combined School and the 12 small local schools in the area. The Trust is focused on providing teacher training, curriculum support, school facilities and ongoing support for both students and teachers.

Latest highlights

  • Building of the food hall about to start
  • Support our teacher accommodation project
  • Jolly Phonics on trial in 8 regions of Namibia
  • NZ Partnership Fund awards Trust funding to build kitchen, dining hall, teacher accommodation and provide further teacher development
  • School role reaches 285 children in 2016, an increase from 130 children in 2007
  • First Ehomba student now at Windhoek University.