What is water?
Water is a transparent and nearly colourless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s streams , lakes and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. Water is the most important substance in the world, a necessity utilized by living things for survival, but also necessary for several processes.
Water from the boreholes
Since about 14 years ago in north-east Namibia, more specifically the Tsumkwe Constituency in Tsumkwe East, the whole community has been struggling with water. Every time they have installed a borehole and a solar panel to help pump water, elephants have come around and destroyed everything. In the year 2004, the Nyae-Nyae Conservancy came up with a strategy whereby a wall is built around the borehole, the solar panel which helps in pumping water and the dam for storing water and finally this was a solution. If you happen to come and visit all the small villages in the Tsumkwe East you will find such structures in each village. The structures are built with cement and stones and once the cement is dry, an elephant will not be able to do any harm to it.
My name is Nǂaisa Ghauz from Namibia. I live in a small village called Tsumkwe in the North-Eastern parts of Namibia, Iam a San lady, iam from a San group called Ju,/’hoansi. I work as a Administrative officer and as an Assistant Librarian at the Tsumkwe Community Library. I am 26 years of age, I have five siblings of which I am the first born and being the first born have taught me one thing which is to be responsible and to be a role model to my siblings and not only to my siblings, but to the society within my community at large because I am one those few people that has completed school in my community. In the future iam welling to be more productive educational and economic wise in order to motivate my fellow San people especially the youth because we can not be marginalized forever. I am one of the satellite pioneers representing Tsumkwe once again thank you ǃkwattu for that opportunity.