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Among Rotary Clubs that were contacted overseas, the Clubs of District 2330 in Sweden expressed particular interest. Specifically Past District Governor Sverker Skans motivated not only the clubs of his district but also the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) and U-Fonden, a Swedish aid agency. As a matter of fact, these agencies provided the bulk of the funds for the project as it stands today. Additional assistance during those early years came from the British High Commission, the office of the Swiss Consulate-General, and several German Rotary Clubs under the leadership of Past District Governor Erich Righi. Local fund-raising activities obviously contributed as well. During the last couple of years, it was primarily the Rotary Club Wilhelmshaven- Friesland, who became a great supporter of the Oponganda Community Center & Day Care Pre-Primary.
The Oponganda Community Centre project (Oponganda meaning "my home") was conceived by a Past President of the Rotary Club Windhoek, Manfred Krause in 1990. The idea was to create the hub for a new suburb situated between Katutura and Khomasdal. At that time the area had not been developed and a need was seen by Manfred Krause for the provision of community development facilities in a predominantly lower income group area. He approached various donors with the idea, e.g. overseas Rotary Clubs through Rotary International, development organisations and Swabou, the local Building Society. Fortunately and to the direct benefit of the local community, Swabou showed considerable interest and committment to collaborate with the Windhoek Rotary Club in developing some forty - nine houses adjacent to the proposed community centre site.