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Mt. Etjo School and Scholarship Program

Mount Etjo is a safari lodge located in the Kalkveld area of Namibia.  The safari lodge is very dear to the Bell Family. During the Bell’s first visit to Africa in 2009, Amy Bell and her mother Ellen visited the Mount Etjo lodge where they took what would become the first of many game drives during their future trips to Africa.  The Mount Etjo School, located at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, was established over 30 years ago by Annette Oelofse and her late husband Jan. Since Jan’s passing in October, 2012, Annette, her son Alex and daughter-in-law Carola and the entire Jan Oelofse Safaris family have continued to provide the funding to make available this full time educational opportunity in this remote area of Namibia.  This school provides daily educational opportunities and wholesome meals for the children of the staff of Mount Etjo Safari Lodge as well as the other children who live in this remote area of Central Namibia. 

Ellen and Larry Bell have joined with the Oelofse family in an effort to provide some additional funding for the Mount Etjo School and its programs.  The goal of this partnership is to draw attention to the incredible work the Oelofse family is doing in their area by transforming the lives of children and their families through education.  Ellen and Larry have also joined with the Oelofse’s by funding the Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship program for a special student to continue their education at a nearby boarding school and throughout a tertiary study program. They are also helping with financial support of other selected projects in at the Mount Etjo School with the goal of enhancing the educational opportunities for all the children at the school. 

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Ellen Bell and Larry J Bell are thrilled to introduce these four wonderful young people as recipients of the Amy Bell Charities Memorial Scholarships for Namibia. Issabella Karungu is a first year student at the University of Windhoek. Frankieman and Issakar are both in grade 7-8 in middle school. Albertina is now advancing through grades 11-12. During a recent trip to Namibia the Bells had the chance to meet and spend time with each of these young people and their parents.
The students and parents alike are very familiar with the Amy Bell legacy of love and devotion to young people and her commitment to "love your neighbor". Each student personally expressed their sincere commitment to "Paying It Forward" throughout their lives in honor of Amy and in thanksgiving for this opportunity to make life better for themselves and for their families.
All of these students earned excellent marks while attending the Mount Etjo School (Grades 1-6) in Kalkfeld Namibia. They were each identified as potential recipients of the Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for their outstanding scholastic achievement and their compassion for others. Our sincere thanks to Annette Oelofse, her son Alex Oelofse and his wife Carola Oelofse for their assistance and support in helping Amy Bell Charities with the administration of this scholarship fund. Without their help and guidance this endeavor would not be possible.
These scholarship grants provide each of these students with not only their school fees but also includes resources to pay for their hostel fees, book allowances and their uniform fees. Each of these young people are sons and daughters of staff members of the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. These parents are very active in the lives of their children and they are so very grateful that their children have been given this opportunity to continue their education.
We wish each of them our very best as they pursue their education. We also pray for God's mercy and protection for them as they pursue these educational opportunities away from the safety and security of their homes at Mount Etjo.

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Ellen Bell and Larry J Bell are thrilled to introduce these four wonderful young people as recipients of the Amy Bell Charities Memorial Scholarships for Namibia. Issabella Karungu is a first year student at the University of Windhoek. Frankieman and Issakar are both in grade 7-8 in middle school.  Albertina is now advancing through grades 11-12. During a recent trip to Namibia the Bells had the chance to meet and spend time with each of these young people and their parents.  
The students and parents alike are very familiar with the Amy Bell legacy of love and devotion to young people and her commitment to love your neighbor. Each student personally expressed their sincere commitment to Paying It Forward throughout their lives in honor of Amy and in thanksgiving for this opportunity to make life better for themselves and for their families. 
All of these students earned excellent marks while attending the Mount Etjo School (Grades 1-6) in Kalkfeld Namibia. They were each identified as potential recipients of the Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for their outstanding scholastic achievement and their compassion for others. Our sincere thanks to Annette Oelofse, her son Alex Oelofse and his wife Carola Oelofse for their assistance and support in helping Amy Bell Charities with the administration of this scholarship fund. Without their help and guidance this endeavor would not be possible. 
These scholarship grants provide each of these students with not only their school fees but also includes resources to pay for their hostel fees, book allowances and their uniform fees. Each of these young people are sons and daughters of staff members of the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. These parents are very active in the lives of their children and they are so very grateful that their children have been given this opportunity to continue their education. 
We wish each of them our very best as they pursue their education. We also pray for Gods mercy and protection for them as they pursue these educational opportunities away from the safety and security of their homes at Mount Etjo. 

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Brenda Samuels SimmonsAmy's beautiful legacy continues! I know she is smiling down on you, Larry and Ellen, and on these students.

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Karen NalosAwesome!

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Issabella KarunguGood afternoon uncle Larry and aunt Bell how are you doing am awesome am Issabella. My apology for taking this long to get in touch with you there has been network problems at my hostel.

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Dave LundinAha, Albertina I knew that was her

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Recently Tim Fallon and his wife Susan C. Fallon of FTW Ranch, Barksdale, TX presented a special gift to Annette Oelofse and Alexander Oelofse of Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris for the Mount Etjo School in Kalkfeld, Namibia. These funds are to be used to support the Amy Bell Charities Memorial Scholarship program in Namibia which are being overseen and guided by the Jan Oelofse family. The funds were raised through a special fund raiser that is held regularly at FTW Ranch through the SAAM Shooter Training Program held at the ranch. Amy Bell was a faithful participant in hunter training at the FTW Ranch and loved the Fallon family like they were her own. Larry and Ellen Bell say a special word of thank you to Tim and Susan and all the FTW family for being a constant source of love and support. God’s richest blessings on the Fallon and Oelofse family for their partnership in the work and legacy of the Amy Bell Charities.

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Recently Tim Fallon and his wife Susan C. Fallon of FTW Ranch, Barksdale, TX presented a special gift to Annette Oelofse and Alexander Oelofse of Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris for the Mount Etjo School in Kalkfeld, Namibia.  These funds are to be used to support the Amy Bell Charities Memorial Scholarship program in Namibia which are being overseen and guided by the Jan Oelofse family.  The funds were raised through a special fund raiser that is held regularly at FTW Ranch through the SAAM Shooter Training Program held at the ranch.  Amy Bell was a faithful participant in hunter training at the FTW Ranch and loved the Fallon family like they were her own. Larry and Ellen Bell say a special word of thank you to Tim and Susan and all the FTW family for being a constant source of love and support.  God’s richest blessings on the Fallon and Oelofse family for their partnership in the work and legacy of the Amy Bell Charities.  

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It is with great pleasure that Ms. Annette Oelofse and all the members of the Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris family join with the Amy Bell Charities fund in Namibia in South Africa to announce and recognize the most recent recipient of the Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for Namibia, Ms. Issabella Nyangana from the small village of Kalkfeld, Namibia. This scholarship will provide support for Issabella to pursue an undergraduate Agriculture degree at the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia. Issabella is pursuing a Polytechnic degree in Environmental Studies.

Issabella grew up on the Jan Oelofse Safaris property where she attended the Mount Etjo School for her primary education. Issabella’s parents, dedicated staff members of the Jan Oelofse Safaris family, have made many sacrifices to enable Issabella to complete her matriculation and receive her high school diploma with academic honors. Issabella is a wonderful young woman who has exhibited excellent academic ability and is always showing great compassion for her family and her neighbours. But the financial resources to pursue a university degree were simply not available to Issabella without the support of the Amy Bell Scholarship program.

Being chosen as the latest recipient of this Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for Namibia will enable Issabella to pursue her university degree and seek a quality job opportunity after her graduation. This opportunity will not only help her provide a high quality future for herself, but it will also help her find a way to “Pay It Forward” to those less fortunate in the spirit of Amy Bell.
Ellen Bell and Larry Bell are thrilled to join with the Jan Oelofse family to congratulate Issabella on being named as recipient for this special scholarship and wish her the very best in her pursuit of her degree.

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It is with great pleasure that Ms. Annette Oelofse and all the members of the Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris family join with the Amy Bell Charities fund in Namibia in South Africa to announce and recognize the most recent recipient of the Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for Namibia, Ms. Issabella Nyangana from the small village of Kalkfeld, Namibia.  This scholarship will provide support for Issabella to pursue an undergraduate Agriculture degree at the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia.  Issabella is pursuing a Polytechnic degree in Environmental Studies.  

Issabella grew up on the Jan Oelofse Safaris property where she attended the Mount Etjo School for her primary education.  Issabella’s parents, dedicated staff  members of the Jan Oelofse Safaris family, have made many sacrifices to enable Issabella to complete her matriculation and receive her high school diploma with academic honors.  Issabella is a wonderful young woman who has exhibited excellent academic ability and is always showing great compassion for her family and her neighbours.  But the financial resources to pursue a university degree were simply not available to Issabella without the support of the Amy Bell Scholarship program.   

Being chosen as the latest recipient of this Amy Bell Memorial Scholarship for Namibia will enable Issabella to pursue her university degree and seek a quality job opportunity after her graduation.  This opportunity will not only help her provide a high quality future for herself, but it will also help her find a way to “Pay It Forward” to those less fortunate in the spirit of Amy Bell.  
Ellen Bell and Larry Bell are thrilled to join with the Jan Oelofse family to congratulate Issabella on being named as recipient for this special scholarship and wish her the very best in her pursuit of her degree.

#mtetjochildren Amy Bell