In accordance with the identified African development challenges and the critical role the African leaders are called upon to play to address it at both national and regional levels, the Sam Nujoma Foundation was established upon H.E. Dr. Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma’s retirement from both South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) Party and National Presidency and registered in 2005 under the laws of the Republic of Namibia as a non-profit organization.
Simon Petrus (27) paid a Courtesy Call to H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma at his Office in Windhoek. In May 2017, the Founding President read an article in New Era newspaper about a young man who invented a SIM-less cellphone but was stranded at home at Okongo, Ohangawena region, because his Grade 12 results were not good and the parents could not afford to send him to any school or vocational training center. The former Head of State after reading this article directed that Simon Petrus should be located and sent for vocational training. The process started promptly, an application was done and he was admitted to the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre to do a 3-year course in Electrical Engineering (Electronics). The Erongo Marine Enterprise (Pty) Ltd offered to sponsor his studies. He successfully completed his course and graduated on 8 September 2023. On Friday, 15th September 2023 Simon Petrus accompanied by a relative visited the Founding President to express his sincere gratitude for his goodwill and his vision and passion for education and training.