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Twaalulilwa Primary School is located in northern Namibia, called Owamboland, near the town of Eenhana and approximately 1.2 miles south of the Angolan border.

The school was destroyed during the War of Independence and re-built in the year 2001 upon the initiative of Ms. Selma Kawiiwa, who is currently the principle and the teacher of Grade 1.  Twaalulilwa in Oshwambo (the regional language) means “re-established.”

Approximately 260 children attend Twaalulilwa Primary School from Grades 1 through 7 and are called “learners”.  There is one solid building for the first and second graders and the other classrooms are made of sticks with metal roofs.  The learners come from the surrounding farms and often have to walk up to 45 minutes to reach the school.  There is no electricity at the school and water can be fetched from a central faucet, which or may not function. In addition, there are hardly any resources or school materials and usually 3-4 learners are required to share a book.

© Gina Hutchins-Inman 2009

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