This is Adedapo Alalade, the oldest son of a Katutura family who goes to school in Windhoek (7 hours drive away from his family in Opuwo). His mother lives in Katutura and his father passed away some years ago.
As the first born Adedapo will be expected to care for his mother and other family members when he is older. He has to do well in school if he is to get a job and look after his family.
Having been informed by the Headman that Adedapo was failing at school and in danger of dropping out because he couldn't see, we decided to help the family and send him for an eye test. NCCV money also bought the smart new glasses you see him wearing that his mother says have, 'changed his life'. In a message to Diane at NCCV his mother said, 'This morning I woke up crying uncontrolled because my son told me how he has improved at school. I really thank you for your support'.
That message of 'Thank You' is to ALL our donors
Click to on Adedapo to see him a bit bigger