The DAPP Private School is a proud product of a community initiative where parents together with DAPP Namibia started the school twenty years ago to supplement government efforts to deliver high-quality education in a rural area. The establishment of classrooms, educational materials, and a school bus was financed through parents’ payment of monthly school fees. The operation of the school is partly supported by the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture through their payment of most of the teachers’ salaries while the rest of the staff members and other operational costs are covered by school fees.
The DAPP Private School is aimed at educating children in grades 1-10 according to the Ministry of Education Art and Culture curriculum, leading to the state-administered examination at the end of grade 10. The school provides quality education and includes excursions and study trips outside the school in its teachings as extra-curricular activities. The objective is to ensure that most of the learners make it at every grade level without wasting any years by having to repeat any class.
In 2018, 271 learners studied at the grade 1-7 levels, while 99 learners were studying in grade 8-10. The school has achieved a 98% pass rate in the current year.