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.

Youth


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

Primary Education encompasses an intergrated programme for 50 learners from grade 1 to 7. We concentrate on improving literacy and mathematical skills, learning through educational games which includes computer and robotics skills. Their physical motor skills are enhanced by BMX riding, soccer, swimming and basketball. Other recreational activities are chess and reading. Weekly Life Skills sessions are held which include cleaning of their environment and gardening. Learners attend an annual Life Skills camp and participation is earned.

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

Secondary Education component provides educational assistance to approximately 50 learners daily in Grades 8 to 12. There’s an approximately equal number of males and females, with learners coming from over 10 different schools in the Katutura community. Lessons are delivered in compliance of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture official syllabi and observe a schedule that ensures learners receive quality instruction in, English, mathematics, accounting, and sciences as well as computer science. Learners are receive tutoring support for homework in all subject areas based on volunteers availability and skillset.


Staff

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.


Volunteers

Since the programme’s inception in 2003, PAY has greatly relied on the work, wisdom and dedication of volunteers in its quest to better the lives of young people in Namibia. Over the course of 13 years, countless volunteers went through the PAY programme (according to some counts, well over 500) and assisted us in delivering our core Programme Objectives.


Permanent Staff Members

Ms. Ursula Matzopoulos

Programme Manager & Coordinator of Junior Programme Component


Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the junior programme component; Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organisation to learners; Coordinates delivery of the PAY Feeding Programme.

Thubaelihle Sibanda

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


Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the senior programme component; Coordinates planning and delivery of all sports and life skills programmes.

Laban Naftal Amadhila

Cycling Development Officer


Promotes all forms of cycling, builds capacity of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspires people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.

Macdonald Kapukare

ICT Officer


Provides technical support, maintenance and network capacity at the P.A.Y. computer lab; Provides support in operationalising the P.A.Y. eLearning programme; administers the P.A.Y. Coding Academy, Robotics class and chess.

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Board of Directors

Ms Oshoveli Munashimue

Executive Director


Currently Client Coverage Manager at Standard Bank Namibia, Ms Munashimue is responsible for ensuring the development and expansion of business relationships with the Namibian Public Sector. Before Standard Bank, Oshoveli worked at non-profit organizations as a development and operations manager responsible for the everyday running and fundraising of the organization.

Mr Jesaya Hano-Oshike

member


Currently the Client Services Manager at RisCura Consulting Namibia, Mr Hano-Oshike works in the financial services industry with experience in bank treasury management, private equity and investment consulting. He is a former member of the RMB Namibia Social Corporate Investment Committee and possesses a valuable understanding of the linkages between corporate and development sectors.

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.
Document name: Constitution
Date: 2006

Document name: Statement of Purpose
Date: 2015

Document name: P.A.Y. Code of Ethical Conduct in Youth Work
Date: 2017

Document name: Annual report 2016
Date: 2016

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