The Tutungeni Day Care Centre project was initiated in 2000. Funding was granted by RPZC in collaboration with Skorpion Zinc and RoshSkor to the tune of N$472 000.00. The planned facility was erected, renovated, constructed and was inaugurated in 2012 by RoshSkor via Obib. The responsibility to look after the infrastructure remained with RoshSkor Township. The people of Tutungeni have benefited vastly from this project. The centre offers Day Care services to the community of Tutungeni and the entire Rosh Pinah, by providing 4 fully furnished classrooms to 4 different trained ECD teachers.
This training program was launched in November 2009 and is done in close collaboration with Catering Contract Management (CCM). Obib manages the whole project with sponsorship from the mines and CCM, and the training is done by CCM at CCM premises. This training aims at producing trainees that can be absorbed in the hospitality (tourism) industry in the //Karas Region as well as the bigger Namibia (a very dynamic industry in Namibia).
Sewing and Needlework
A survey was done by Anglo in Tutungeni, Rosh Pinah’s informal settlement. The survey included 2411 participants. A total of 300 (of the 2411) indicated that they preferred to receive skills in sewing and needlework. This training program was then launched in November 2009. The training covers a comprehensive sewing and needlework course designed by the Ministry of Higher education, and Monitoring and evaluation is done by OTC.This training aims at producing trainees that can be absorbed in the manufacturing and textile industry in the //Karas Region as well as the bigger Namibia (an emerging industry in Namibia).
Tutungeni Centre for Hope
The Tutungeni Centre for Hope was founded in Rosh Pinah in 2007 by inhabitants of the Tutungeni Informal Settlement. Its existence came into being after it was realized by the Local Community the need for assistance and food for vulnerable children, in some cases orphans, in Tutungeni. The organization was registered in 2008 with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as a Non-profit Welfare Organization (WO321) with the following objectives.
Karakul Wool Processing and Carpet Weaving
This project was established in 2011, and specializes in purchasing wool, sorting, combing (carding), spinning, and weaving of carpets and rugs. Raw wool is collected from the local farmers when the shear their sheep, and is the sorted and washed using special wool wash detergents, entangled, combed and spun to produce yarn which is used to weave.
The facility is equipped with standard equipment and offers fitness and health advises to its signed up members. Membership is offered on a 12 months contract base which is renewable and visitors to Rosh Pinah who wishes to keep with the exercise regime as well get the benefit of ‘day visit’ rates and short term contract.
Obib acts as an examination Centre currently for Southern Business School (SBS) and the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST). Students wishing to write their exams and test should make arrangements with their institutions on time and have to abide to all the set rules.