The Team

Tonata Itenge-Emvula: The Patron


 It is said that Love cannot be taught. What we can do however is to direct children towards things to Love. When you teach or introduce a child to enjoyable reading from a young age, you create a Love affair. An affair that can carry on forever, especially when it is well groomed. 

Helvi Itenge: Founder


  Helvi is an award-winning author of children’s books, and Founder of Namibia Book Fair and Yambeka Children Media (YCM) a community Social Enterprise created to promote African languages, tales and the culture of reading.   Helvi holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology  she also holds a Master’s degree in education with specialization in eLearning from the University of Illinois.

Aini Niinkoti: Research Services


   Aini Niinkoti is an independent researcher who focuses on range of issues related to leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. Niinkoti also studied arts, designing, IT and holds a number of professional diplomas. She regards her late father Rev. Elia Niinkoti as her true source of inspiration, his

supportiveness, high level of integrity and analytical thinking continue to be the greatest influence

in her life.  Aini graduated with an  Executive Master of Business Administration thesis titled, from the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics. 

Agnes Nyirenda: Communications


‘inspiration for literature came

earlier on during her High School

years, through her involvement in

school activities such as the Debate

Club as well as Drama.

Communications amongst her

qualifications, Agnes regards her

passion for literature to have

directed her career path into Human

Sciences and her involvement in

community projects where she

gets exposed to both reading and


Paulina Malulu: Public Relations


Paulina She holds an international

CIDESCO qualification in Health

and Skincare. Paulina perhaps takes

the cliché out of the title ‘beauty

queen’. Her dedication to youth

work is always visible. Miss Malulu

is the founder of Namibia’s first of

its kind and only charity and welfare

work organisation that focuses on

utilising beauty queens to serve at

the forefront of social work through

their various titles.

Sem Bill David: Graphic Designer


Web Designs cc and Namibian

award winner for Best Graphic

Designer and Printing Company in

2014 and 2017, Sem David has

more than 10 years of experience

in the designing field. His career

began at the tender age of 12.

He’s passionate about Graphic

Designing, and Web Development.

Maria Thomas


Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus : Technology curator

Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus

Nathan Dasneves: Software Developer

Nathan Dasneves.L.P


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