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Helvi Itenge Wheeler

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Yambeka Children Media was founded in Columbus Ohio (USA) by Helvi Itenge-Wheeler a Namibian American who moved to the United States in 2001 to complete her higher education.

Yambeka is a term which literally means “ Blessed ” in the Oshiwambo language, spoken by the Ovambo people in the southern African country of Namibia. Yambeka Children was created to promote African literature, languages, and short stories for children.

While in the America, Helvi found it challenging to educate her children in her native language Oshiwambo because she could not find children’s books written in her original language. Determined to teach her children Oshiwambo, she began to create her own babies and toddlers books using tools available from her own resour
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