Oponganda Pre-Primary & Daycare

As

part

of

their

third-year

training,

to

prepare

students

for

entry-level

generalist

practitioners,

Student

Social

Workers

(SSW)

from

the

University

of

Namibia

are

required

to

conduct

Community

Work

within

the

Grysblock

Community.

In

this

community,

the

SSWs seek to assist the Oponganda Pre-Primary and Day Care with issues affecting the school.

The

project

will

include

extending

networks

in

finding

sponsors

or

obtaining

discounts

to

purchase

paint,

recruiting

of

community

members/

parents

in

scrapping

old

paint

off

and

the

painting

of

the

container

and

involving

the

children

at

the

Oponganda

Pre-

primary in painting handprints on the container.

As

an

extra

activity

in

combating

COVID-19

pandemic,

the

Student

Social

Workers

seek

to

raise

awareness

through

the

creation

of

posters

designed

coherently

with

the

children

at

school

for

the

school.

Despite

the

Student

Social

Workers

initiatives

in

trying

to

obtain

sponsorships

for

paint

and

equipment’s,

the

anticipated

objection

entails

that

sponsorship

is

not

guaranteed

and

the

likelihood

of

little

support

from

community

members

or

parents

to

participate

in

the

project.

However,

the

students

will

make

use

of their Social Work skills and roles in bringing the needed change.

Vicky Nautoro & Zia de Klerk (3rd Year Student Social Workers)