Choto Pre-school is a kindergarten started in 1999 by Catherine Mukur (+264 81450971), with help of the Namibian Ministry of Gender and Equality. Everyday 46 children between 0 and 6 years old attend the preschool. This kind of Pre-school performs an extremely important social function because the parents can leave the children and go to work. However, they face many problems: the parents can’t always afford to pay the pre-school fees and it gets sometimes vandalised by the street children, who remove the external fence. It also lacks running water and electricity systems.
How can you help: In the pre-school they are always in need of materials and donations. The best thing if you want to collaborate is to ask Catherine what they actually need. Also, if you are going to bring something try to buy it locally in Katima Mulilo instead of bringing it directly from overseas. This way you will be promoting local businesses.
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Contact: Catherine Mukur
Tel: +264 81450971
How to get there: Once in Katima Mulilo, follow the map above. Most streets have no names, therefore it is not so easy to explain in words.