Kamati Ekonia

Investing in youth to transform their communities

Kamati Ekonia

Investing in youth to transform their communities

Half the population of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, live in shantytowns (unplanned communities) surrounding the city. Shantytowns are known for violent crime, prostitution, and substance abuse. They are dangerous places to grow up. Shantytown children and youth are vulnerable and lack opportunity.

Our local partner in Namibia is investing in children and youth in Namibia through education and sports programs to transform communities.

Partnership Focus

Together, we invest in children and youth in Namibia through education and sports programs to transform communities.

Featured Projects

Disaster Relief

Namibia is suffering through the worst long-term drought in 90 years. It is so severe that way back in June of 2019 the president declared a state of emergency.  Since then, conditions have only deteriorated. The drought is causing the death of wildlife and the displacement of people. Namibians are resilient but these and other challenges are insurmountable for those facing starvation. Namibia has one of the highest states of economic inequality in the world.  Its extreme poverty rate is projected to rise to 18.9% in 2022 (World Bank). Unemployment is high and particularly affects women (38%) and young people (43%).  Around 15% of the adult population is infected with the AIDS virus. The economy is in freefall, shrinking by almost 10% in the last two years. Covid-19 is only adding to the challenges. In March of 2021 starving Himba tribespeople people started arriving out of the Kalahari desert seeking care in Namibia. We are providing life-saving nutrition and medical support to these people.

Kamati Ekonia

Kamati’s journey took him from rural Namibia to Canada and back. Today Kamati is inspiring and equipping vulnerable youth to transform the shanty towns surrounding Windhoek. Kamati wants to empower youth to reach for the stars and also give back to their communities. He provides after school programming to mentor hundreds of vulnerable youth and children. Programs including sports, tutoring, nutrition and school support. Join with Kamati to build a better future for youth at risk.

Namibia - Ministry Advancement

Your gift will help our partner in Namibia to reach and help the children and youth in Namibia's capital through education and sports programs.

Half the population of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, live in shantytowns surrounding the city. Shantytowns are known for violent crime, prostitution, and substance abuse. They are dangerous places to grow up. Shantytown children and youth are vulnerable and lack opportunity. They need guidance and support to navigate these dangers and realize a brighter future.