Kit for Katutura
Issue 4 (May 2009) “If we gave you our old football kits, what would you do?”


It was one of the more unusual queries Namibia Tourism UK had received. But, on a recent trip to Windhoek, Namibia Tourism’s Debbie Walker found the answer at The Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School – a school in the former township of Katutura. The children are all from a very poor background and most have no electricity or running water in their homes. The school provides not only an education to these children, but also gives a sense of normality and stability to their lives.

The donation of the football shirts, no longer needed by a UK primary school, has given the young Katutura team a much-needed boost and  a team identity. Head Paulus Lewin said: “We promise that we will use the kit to further boost the morale of the boys and give them an opportunity to one day play for the national team”.

Children all over Africa love football, but rarely have a proper ball to play with. They often make do with a homemade version, cobbled together out of plastic bags and elastic bands. Footballs for Fun is a UK charity which encourages people to give footballs away while they are on holiday in Africa.


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