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WINDHOEK – Selma Ambunda is a goal-driven mid-career woman with a passion for driving change. A devoted hardworking Christian and believer she grew up in rural Namibia in the small village of Ouma, in the Omusati Region. Walking long distances from home to school and back, covering ten kilometres a day, did not put her off school but instead motivated her to one day change her circumstances. WINDHOEK – The VisionCore mentorship programme for young girls under the theme ‘Raising Leading Ladies’ continues to excite the young girls. She learned wonderful things that sooner or later are bound to change her life, such as about teenage pregnancy, how to abstain from sex and how a young girl can speak openly to her parents about issues effecting her, says Reefbica /Howoses, 15, one of the girls who attended a VisionCore mentorship programme for girls over the weekend. Despite some few attempts to enter university he eventually had to pursue a more direct route to some cash flow due to financial difficulties in his early life. WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia (Unam) last week celebrated its cultural festival under the theme, ‘Enhancing Diversity and Cultural Awareness’. Award-winning local artist Lazarus Shiimi aka Gazza, and top Kwaito act David Shikalepo, Exit, are the main performers at this year’s Miss Outapi beauty pageant at the Outapi Mini Lodge in the Omusati region today. An entertainment spectacular awaits city dwellers tomorrow at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) when local artists take to the stage in a live performance during the City Dance Music Show. The event is initiated by the Laik Local singer and producer who described himself as a Jack of all trades for his multiple talents, Chubby Beats, is going solo, leaving behind his former band known as, Magogoz. He has been with the band for more than ten years. WINDHOEK - To be recognised for outstanding achievement is one of the peak of any personality’s inspiration, and the second edition of the Simply You Magazine (SYM) held over the weekend saw up to 18 people walking away with big prizes. WINDHOEK - Fresh from being elected to the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) as coordinator for African, Senior Shimhanda, a final year Master of Engineering student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has passed the entrance examination to Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC). Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling of being onsite, but became keenly aware of the need for females to join the civil engineering field,” says Kumbirai. WINDHOEK - Nicole Landsburg from Windhoek High School (WHS) has been crowned this year’s Miss Teen Namibia. Clarisse Muller is the first runner up, while Operi Kazombiaze is the second runner up. The competition took place at the Gymnasium School hall on Saturday.