Ombetja Yehinga Organisation announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation successfully raised $7,624 from 57 unique individual donors to support their project, "Educate 5,000 Namibian teenagers on HIV using Arts."
"We're thrilled to have Ombetja Yehinga Organisation as part of our community. Ombetja Yehinga Organisation has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Ombetja Yehinga Organisation, knowing that they'll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work."
"Namibia is one of the countries most affected by the HIV pandemic. We have put massive efforts to curb the impact. However, teenagers remain vulnerable. With an estimated age of sexual debut at 15 and the absence of condoms in schools, many teenagers put themselves at risk. This project works directly with teenagers using a medium they relate to. Through the power of dance, drama, youth-friendly publications, OYO creates safe spaces for teenagers to learn, share and adopt saver behaviours.", said Philippe Talavera, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation’ director. "Visit our project, 'Educate 5,000 Namibian teenagers on HIV using Arts' to learn how even $10 can make a difference: http://goto.gg/40489 . We're $2,376 away from our overall goal of $10,000."