Who we are

P.A.Y. programme is a dynamic after-school centre in Katutura which provides safe and nurturing learning environment for Namibian children and youth coming from disadvantaged communities.

We cater for learners in Grades 1 to 12 as well as out-of-school children.

Programme Objectives

  • Instill values and attitudes of general equality and inclusiveness;

  • Encourage a healthy and physically active lifestyle supported by an optimal feeding scheme;

  • Improve learning and teaching outcomes through education for sustainable development;

  • Develop capacity of young women and men from disadvantaged communities to take part in competitive sports;

  • Engage learners in life skills programming centred on comprehensive sexuality education;

  • Enhance awareness of issues of national concern such as human rights, climate change and protection of the environment;

  • Enhance civic engagement in the education and development process;

  • Create a foundation for nurturing a productive and competitive human resources (labour force) contributing to the development of the nation (NDP4 Goal 6, p. 134).

Youth


Junior Programme Component (Grades 1 to 7) with approximately 50 learners.

Senior Programme Component (Grades 8 to 12) with approximately 50 learners.

Any education institution’s capacity to deliver on its goals is to a largest extent determined by the quality and numbers of people working to deliver on its mission and goals. We at PAY take pride in the incredible dedication of our staff to the cause of young people and many hours of hard work they put in making sure that no PAY child is left behind.

Staff

Ms. Ursula Matzopoulos

Project Manager & Coordinator of Junior Programme Component


Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the junior programme organisation and services; Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organisation to learners; maintains and improves quality.

Thubaelie Sibanda

Integrated Sports and Life Skills Coordinator & Coordinator of Senior Programme Component


Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the senior programme organisation and sports and life skills services; Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the sports and life skills programmes.

Laban Naftal Amadhila

Cycling Development Officer


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Rose Zhuvao

Administrative Officer


Day-today administration work and keeping body of record for the Programme; Assisting with financial records and management.

Board of Directors

Mr Jesaya Hano-Oshike

member


Currently Financial and Data Analyst at Baobab Capital, Mr Hano-Oshike has extensive experience in financial analysis including development of financial models and in-depth analysis of target companies. As a member of RMB Namibia Social Corporate Investment Committee, he possesses valuable understanding of the linkages between corporate and development sectors.

Ms Nangula Geingos Mubalama

member


Currently the Director of BDI Foundation responsible for the overall strategic and operational activities of the foundation in terms of program management and fundraising. She ensures that the BDI Foundation can execute its mission to empower, develop and uplift the targeted groups of women and children.

Mr Patrick Sam

member


Currently Executive Director of Namibia Institute of Democracy, Mr Sam's expertise comprises monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and organizational development, program designs, effective and efficient implementation strategies. As the former Programme Coordinator of PAY at a time when foreign aid subsided in Namibia, he had to ensure the optimal functioning of the institution in the planning and implementation activities of the programme.

Ms. Ursula Matzopoulos

member


Currently Junior Programme Coordinator at P.A.Y., Ms Matzopoulos is an enthusiastic, hardworking, goal driven educator, project organiser, developer and co-ordinator with community development experience. She excels in meeting objectives through out-of-the-box thinking and independent action, prioritisation, persistence and leadership skills. She invariably aims to achieve excellence. Has a remarkable rapport with children.