GROWING UP IN THE TOWNSHIP OF WINDHOEK
Approximately 20,000 (twenty thousand) children are living in Katutura, a township of Windhoek, Namibia. Although some areas of Katutura are quite well off, there are several where living conditions are very poor and the children there only get one proper meal a day.
After school, the children go home but most are not able to study because they have different chores to do and there is often no quiet space in which to study. Despite a few after-school programmes, children mostly hang around in the streets and have few opportunities to do something creative like play an instrument or learn about arts and drama. The Katutura Community Art Centre offers art programmes but with limited capacity. Creabuntu comes to different places in Katutura and brings children art education.