WILDE IN NAMIBIA
In May of this year, WILDE traveled to Namibia, in Southern Africa, to share our good practice on gender base violence and domestic abuse.
We had a two hour stop over in South Africa whilst waiting on our plane for the forwarding flight to what basically is a desert country. Namibia is dry, I was told by a native that they had not had rain in three years.
Apparently we also picked the worse time of year as May is slap bang in the winter months. This gave us English fresh spring weather in the mornings; in the afternoon when the sun showed it was warm enough for a light long sleeved tee shirt, and at nights the cold returned with a vengeance and we had an electric heater to warm the room before sliding under the warm, comfy duvet.
We stayed mainly in the capital, Windhoek, venturing out to near by towns such as Okhandjah, based in central Namibia and known as the Garden Town of Namibia, and visiting the Women's Shelter in Rehoboth, another town about 80k from Windhoek, whose ethnic group descended from European settlers and indigenous African women from the Dutch Cape Colony.
We attended the Africa Day Celebrations at the plush Safari Hotel, we carried out an empowerment workshop for the girls at the Amazing Kids School, visited the theatre and had a breakfast meeting with some actors . . . our whole stay was an experience that I strongly feel can be made into an epic movie.
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