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Children’s lives threatened by rising malnutrition in the Gaza Strip

A steep rise in malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Gaza strip poses grave threats to their health, according to a comprehensive new analysis released by the Global Nutrition Cluster. As the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip enters its 20th week, food and safe water have become incredibly scarce and diseases are rife, compromising women and children’s nutrition and immunity and resulting in a surge of […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024


Omunawino welongo nokuli omukokoli wofikola yopaumwene yoRoyal Kinds private School, okwati ovalongifikola navanghonopekwe noku tuwa omukumo moku tongololamo omaunghundi ounona.

tai hangwa moshilando pangelo mo Windhoek okwati, oupyakadi wounona vamwepo vehefi okulesha fiyo opomido dili pombada,  ota udulu ashike oku kandulwapo ngeenge ovalongifikola tava nghonopekwa nohokwe oku tongololamo omaunghundi ounona. Meme Edith Edo-Omufo, wofikola yo Royal Kids private School edi okwe dipopya pefimbo letalelepo laye monews room yetu onghela,  eshi ali tanyamukula kolopota yapitifwa kehangano loukumwe wa Africa oshivike eeshi oyo tai popi kutya,  omapekaapeko oo aningwapo okwa ulika kutya […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 5


South Africa’s ageing population comes with new challenges. How best to adapt to them

  By Lauren Johnston, University of Sydney Young people – under the age of 15 – currently make up 29% of South Africa’s population. But this will soon change: the aged portion of the population is forecast to rise from 2030, bringing many challenges. Lauren Johnston, an economics and political economy expert, recently published a paper on the subject. We asked her to put the developments into perspective. What is […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 3


Khorixas Police Commander talks children’s safety

The first day of school is a momentous occasion filled with anticipation, excitement, and a touch of nervousness for students embarking on a new academic year. It marks the beginning of a journey filled with learning, friendships, and growth. The Station Commander for Khorixas town Theofelus Iipunge had this to advise.

todayJanuary 15, 2024 2


A New Consumer Reports Investigation Sheds Light on Dangers of Water Beads

A new investigation by Consumer Reports (CR) reveals the alarming danger posed by water beads, which are often marketed as toys or sensory aids for children. The beads are small, super-absorbent gel balls that, when placed in water, grow in size. CR found that, if ingested by children, water beads can grow to dangerous sizes in the body. CR conducted tests on several brands of water beads and documented how much they […]

todayJanuary 12, 2024 2

Opinion Pieces

School uniforms may trigger sensory overload in kids who are sensitive to fabrics – our research can help

macniak Lizette Diedericks, University of Pretoria and Karin van Niekerk, University of Pretoria Many people live with what’s known as sensory over-reactivity or over-responsiveness. Those with this condition experience an over-reaction to sensory stimuli, such as touch. When overstimulated, the brain triggers a fight-or-flight response, which can lead to irritability, withdrawing from people, and temper tantrums. Over time individuals can learn to manage this condition, but children often struggle. This […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 2


Getting Ready for the School Year: Tips for Children

As the new school year approaches, it's essential for children in Namibia to prepare themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally as going back to school after a long break requires some adjustments and planning. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions though to help make the return to school smooth and successful. Organize and update school supplies: Make a list of supplies needed and check if anything needs to be replaced […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 2


Help4Nam organisation engages in acts of giving.

As Christmas approaches rapidly and the year nears its end, various organizations are engaging in acts of giving. The Help4Nam project recently visited Katutura Intermediate State Hospital, the country's largest referral health facility. Celeste Allies from the charity shared insights about the visit.

todayDecember 18, 2023 11


South Africa cracks down on Zimbabwean children entering the country to visit their parents

  Many Zimbabwean parents living in South Africa face significant challenges getting to see their children over the December holidays. Many resort to unlawful methods to get their children into the country. The Border Management Authority has “intensified operations” to put an end to this practice. But claims made by the Border Management Authority of “human trafficking” appear to be unfounded. The government is cracking down on Zimbabwean children entering […]

todayDecember 14, 2023 15