Educational – Phase 1 and 2
Documentation and construction of a new secondary school in Onawa in the Omusati region.
Onawa Village is located 30km North-East of Outapi in the Omusati region, close to the Angolan border. This region is the second most densely populated region in Namibia. Whilst more than 95% of young children have access to primary schools in this area, less than 10% of people resident in the area have a secondary school education. The Ministry of Education thus sought to address this need by providing a new secondary school at Onawa that will accommodate 1000 learners.
The site is located in the Cuvelai drainage system, and thus floods on a yearly basis when the “Efundja” flood drains from Angola into the Etosha pans. The design of all the building structures had to take cognizance of this and allow for water movement through the site and ensuring access to all buildings without learners having to wade through knee deep water in order to attend classes. All buildings are thus raised on platforms 500mm above ground and connected to each other via raised walkways.