Namibians achieved independence in 1990 after a bush war of almost 25 years. Inter-racial reconciliation encouraged the country's white people to remain and they still play a major role in farming and other economic sectors, but the country has the widest disparity between white and black income in the world.

While the government attempts to deal with issues of land reform and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, major problems continue in education and agriculture.

The youth of Namibia are in desperate need of books, intensive training in English (the official language), and training in agriculture and agribusiness – programs IDEA has helped support and hopes to continue.

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