"When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!”

EPA Bursary students

Saara N.Iipinge

I grew up in a small village, Omaakuku Village, in an extended family with my grandparents. We all survived on farming, thus we grow crops and herd animals.


I attended my Primary School at Olupale Combined School in Omaakuku Village, Omuthiya District until Grade 10. I further went to complete my Grade 12 at Ekulo Senior Secondary School, also in Omuthiya District.


I am currently a 4th year student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).


This bursary from Ohorongo is a blessing for me. It means a lot, because not only is it helping me with studies, but it's a token of appreciation from God, and I'm very honored to have received this bursary.


Diana Nambahu

I grew up with my parents in a small village in Onyaanya. I did my primary Education at Engoyi Primary School and later went to Ekulo Senior Secondary School in Omuthiya where I completed my Grade 12. I am currently doing my Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering as a 4th year student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).


I have always loved challenges, thus I developed an interest in this trade where females are said to be in deficit. If Vision 2030 is to be attained, the success of Namibia as a whole relies on the success of Electrical Engineers.


I heard about the Ohorongo bursary when it was advertised in the newspaper, so my sister e-mailed it to me, I applied and was then called by Ohorongo for the interview. Thereafter I was notified that I received the bursary! 


This bursary meant a lot to me. My parents were so relieved, because they didn’t have to pay for my fees for the past two years. Getting this bursary also gave me an opportunity to do internship with Ohorongo for 4 months, which equipped my practical knowledge through this trade