The Sam Nujoma Multi Purpose Centre a social arm of Ongwediva Town Council responsible to address diversified social and developmental needs for the Ongwediva community.
The SNMPC is governed by a multi-sectored Advisory Committee chaired by the Mayor of Ongwediva and it provides input and approval for development projects implemented by the centre. Its membership includes representatives from government and non-governmental organization based in Oshana region.
- SNMPC Vision – Be the transmission belt of sustainable programs that will attract diverse social classes and facilitate the process of community ownership.
- SNMPC Mission – commits itself to offer diversified sustainable social and developmental programs to all community members of Ongwediva, to ensure ownership and a sense of belonging
Programs the centre offer:
- Behaviour Change Communication
- Bright Future After School program for OVC
- Community Wellness and Care
- Basic Computer course
- MLK Jnr Corner- Mini Library
- Youth development activities
- Tukwafela Support Group( Sewing project)
A comprehensive health program that focus on public health awareness for the community, workplace and schools using a participatory approach: focus group discussions, peer group discussion, video facilitation and counselling which aimed to positively change and improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of our people with regard to HIV/AIDS and other health related issues.
The Bright Future after School Program (OVC)
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive program for the Orphans and vulnerable children of Ongwediva and surrounding villages in a friendly, safe and caring environment. The program offer Education Support such as homework assistance, music, art, knitting, sewing, basic computer classes. Psychological support include activities such as sport activities, children clubs, group counselling, hygienic practice, life skill program, home visit and provision of a meal.
Community Wellness and Care Program
It aiming to strengthen, improve the quality of life and extended lifespan of people infected and affected by different health threatening illness. The program strive to provide wellness and care services to residents of Ongwediva in the form of psychological, spiritual, physical and emotional counselling through referral services.
Basic Computer Training Course
The course it aim to improve individual computer knowledge and skills to support their academic pursuit. The course duration three months and course content are Microsoft office (Word, excel, PowerPoint, access internet and e-mail)
Trainees attend classes from Monday to Friday, two hour per day. The maximum number of trainees per intake are 22, divided in two sessions. Evening sessions are carried out twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday).
MLK Jnr Corner- Mini Library
Martin Luther King Junior Corner serves as a mini library and offer information technology and communication services to the community members and surrounding villages. The corner made available through the joint effort of the United State of America Embassy in Namibia and Ongwediva Town Council. Resource available consist of Reference books such as dictionaries & encyclopedias,American literature and history, English learning ,Business, HIV/AIDS, Junior and youth collection and resources aids i.e. those interested to studying in U.S. It open from 11:30 to 13:00 then 14:00 to 17:00 week days. The membership cost N$20 last for six (6) months.
The centre strives to provide opportunities to young people of Ongwediva with the aim to uplift their living conditions. The centre currently has five youth groups register with the centre that utilize the centre to conduct their activities. Each group has its own constitution and leadership and underneath the list of youth group based at SNMPC.
- Ongwediva Youth Club – Choir, Killer star/Ongwediva high DEF dancing crew, Drama, youth band
- Nature Conserve youth group
- Study group
- Northern Art Promotions Academy group
- Bible study group
Do you like to write stories, poems and song lyrics? Than this is an opportunity to come and join Ongwediva Poetry Slam and present your creativity to the world.
Tukwafela Support Group (Sewing project)
The centre offer sewing project, a basic tailoring course, it takes six (6) months
It aims to empower individual to become self-employer. Trainees attend classes from Monday to Friday, two hour per day. Evening sessions are carried out twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday).