Gifts to the Foundation make it possible to transform lives – at education level and beyond. Donations and scholarships diversity bright young minds and offer desired opportunities by giving students the financial resources they need for success.
Partnerships with individuals, corporations, Universities as well as other Foundations grant chances to share excellence, wisdom and innovative ideas to achieve programmes that can make a significant impact on driving the nation to higher levels through tertiary education. In return, gifts prepare students to thrive in an increasingly competitive and global economy.
There are no limitations to ways of giving. Gifts qualify as alumni, cash, donations, endowed gifts, share equities, real estate properties, securities, in-kind gifts etc. Each type of gift makes an impact on current and future students as well as faculties at the University of Namibia. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible and can be used for a designated purpose or (when not specified) for the priorities of the University.
There are a number of ways in which donors can channel their contributions, namely:
- the UNAM Foundation Endowment Fund for Research and Development;
- naming opportunities over laboratories, lecture halls and the like;
- academic chairs;
- the UNAM Foundation Student Financial Assistance Scheme, which comprises of a loan scheme, a Student Hardship Fund, a Work-and-Study Programme, a book fund, and a bursary scheme; and
- public/private commercial ventures
Companies and other qualifying organizations who contribute to the University through the Foundation will be issued a tax rebate certificate by the Foundation, in terms of the provisions of section 17 of the Income Tax Act, 1981, (Act 24 of 1981).
To ensure the future growth and development of our country, it is imperative that school leavers are given the opportunity to develop their skills and become active members of the professional workforce. It is equally imperative that the University delivers those academic programmes required to obtain the objectives of Vision 2030. Your support is vital in achieving this goal!