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The original project was designed for school education and learning, a clinic, kitchen, community hall, and a youth center, at an estimated cost of N$ 720.000. However, due to a number of valid reasons, including some alteration to the original design and escalation in material costs the final costs amounted to nearly N$ 800.000. The complex has been designed in phases. Phase 1 included the foundation work, site fencing, and construction of the crèche section, administration offices, clinic, kitchen and the first set of ablution facilities. This initial phase was completed in May 1993. Phase 2 consisted of the construction of the community hall which can be divided into three separate rooms through sliding doors. The hall was completed in May 1994. Subsequently during phase 3 a second ablution block was added together with the room for youth activities. This phase of the overall project required a further N$ 300.000 to be completed.
At present the Oponganda Pre-Primary School is using most of the facility, providing baby, toddler and kindergarten, i.e. pre-school services for approximately 180 children. This is a much needed service assisting families in the immediate vicinity of which most fall into the low-income bracket. Women have to work to augment family income. Very often they are even the sole bread winner. Although the clinic is no longer serving as a purely medical facility, the Namibian Rural Development Program is running much needed and extremely worthwhile programmes from this office. The National Early Childhood Development Programme is also renting office space from the Oponganda Community Centre developing materials and curricula for ECD and running ECD training sessions.
While fundraising for the upkeep, maintenace and extension of the Centre is ongoing the Oponganda Trust focuses on community participation and the meaningful utilisation of the Centre, particularly for "after work" activities. It is essential to ensure the involvement of the local community, not only in making use of the Centres facilities but also in the running and administering the Centre. To this regard the articles of the Oponganda Trust Deed stipulate that locally elected representatives of the community be co-opted as Trustees - with the intention to eventually create a situation where the majority of Trustees are members of the local community, who control and run the Centre on their own. Without the committed involvement of the local community it will be difficult if not impossible to make this project a lasting success. Thus, great emphasis needs to be put on ensuring such participation and commitment.