Miss Namibia visits Kakurukaze Mungunda Orphanage at Opuwo

Miss Namibia visits Kakurukaze Mungunda Orphanage at Opuwo

Miss Namibia 2019 Nadja Breytenbach, accompanied by her two princesses, visited the Kakurukaze Mungunda Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Centre at Opuwo.
Frieda Mungunda, the owner of the orphanage, was caught off guard by the visit.
She says the orphanage is home to some 35 children who are between the ages of six and 18.
She says that some of the children have parents but that the parents of the children are living in appalling conditions at the town's dumpsite.
This, she says, causes the children to drop out of school and help their parents to scavage for food at the dumpster.
"My wish is to build a school and a hostel for these children.
The Ministry of Works donated a roof structure to kickstart the project.
Mungunda, however, informed NBC News that she has approached the town council to assist with a piece of land and was offered a piece of land for N$400 000, money she does not have, says Mungunda.
Breytenbach says she is humbled by Mungunda's efforts to keep Namibia's children in school and is likewise humbled by the resilience of the children at the orphanage.
During her visit to the Kunene Region Miss Namibia also visited the Living Himba Museum Okongwati and the Epupa Falls.