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African Boy Child Foundation bags N$10 000

2024-05-15  Correspondent

African Boy Child Foundation bags N$10 000

Rudolf Gaiseb


The recently-founded African Boy Child Foundation obtained the BeFree Positive Impact Award, along with a sum of N$10 000 in Windhoek yesterday.

 The African Boy Child Foundation is currently based in Outapi, Omusati region, and was established in 2023 to provide support, guidance and resources to help boys and men overcome various obstacles and lead fulfilling lives.

The youth-led host and donor, the BeFree movement, handed over the inaugural award during their masculinity dialogue, aimed at raising awareness about healthy masculinity.

The award recognises and celebrates individuals and organisations that are making a significant difference in the lives of men in the community.

The founder of the African Boy Child Foundation, Levos Ekandjo, said with this amount, they will officially launch the foundation sometime this month.

“With the prize money, we are now even more empowered to continue our mission of addressing the challenges faced by boys and men in our community. Your votes have not only validated our efforts, but also inspired us to reach greater heights in our endeavours,” he commented.

Additionally, Ekandjo invited different stakeholders to jump on board, and support this journey towards positive change.

“Your involvement, whether through donations, volunteering or spreading awareness, is invaluable to us. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of boys and men in Outapi and beyond,” he added.

“The award recognises those who are dedicated to addressing specific challenges faced by boys and men, and are actively working towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for them. 

Head of communications at One Economy Foundation Ileni Hitula said the award helps to raise awareness about the importance of supporting boys and men in a holistic manner, addressing their unique needs and challenges.  

 “We invest quite heavily into the girl child, and it is important not to leave the boy child behind,” he said.

The foundation, currently run by volunteers, aims to promote gender equality, challenge stereotypes, provide mentorship programmes, offer educational opportunities and advocate for the rights of boys and men.

2024-05-15  Correspondent

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