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Reach Namibia promotes health, empowerment
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Reach Namibia promotes health, empowerment

The USAID-funded Reach Namibia project recently hosted the vibrant and impactful ‘Youth Take Charge’ mobilisation event at the UN Plaza, where 360 young people received essential health and education services.   Youth Take Charge targets priority populations with a comprehensive array of education and clinical services, including HIV, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and education, HIV testing,...

Echoes from the chambers
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Echoes from the chambers

The sixth session of the Children’s Parliament which was opened by President Nangolo Mbumba on Monday was a resounding success and saw the new speaker, Jane Phiri presiding. Youth Corner caught up with some representatives to find out how they felt about being part of the session, lessons learned and ways forward. 

Over 700 NYS cadets register to vote
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Over 700 NYS cadets register to vote

Young people have been encouraged to perform their civic duty and register to vote, and the over 700 cadets from the National Youth Service (NYS) have done their part. From a cohort of 750 registered recruits, 740 have registered to vote in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, slated for November this year. The...

Short Story – What’s in the name? 1924
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Short Story – What’s in the name? 1924

The wind ripped the loincloths of grinning youngsters at the Augusteneum Mission. Underneath the sun-blocking tree, Karuru wrote his name on the rose-coloured sand.  Firstly, the clumpy bearded teacher drew a tick next to the mass killings’ name. He shook his scattered-brained head and erased the wicked name with his military boots.  Secondly, he sprinkled...

Nankela: Shaping lives through entrepreneurship
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Nankela: Shaping lives through entrepreneurship

Growing up in an entrepreneurial environment led Martin Pandu Nankela to create a platform for young potential entrepreneurs to acquire the necessary information to set up businesses.  The 29-year-old founder of Business Summit Namibia said the idea was initiated during the Covid-19 pandemic to encourage people to tap into business, and for those with small...

Children’s Parliament empowering youth
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Children’s Parliament empowering youth

National Assembly speaker Peter Katjavivi said the Children’s Parliament is more than just a forum, as it empowers the youth in various ways. “It is a catalyst for change. It empowers our youth to engage in democratic processes, shaping a future where every child’s voice is heard and their rights are upheld,” he said in...

The boxlike compartment steams
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The boxlike compartment steams

The boxlike compartment steams of the uncertainty that lingers about it.  The cries reverberate as they echo loudly from within the box. He can hear it, oh he can, as the action of inner fear flows through it.  The compartment. It is not just an object of fascination. It is reasoned as more value than...

Dignifying a girl child with pads
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Dignifying a girl child with pads

No girl child should be denied, disadvantaged, or affected academically or any other way by the monthly period cycle because of not accessing dignity pads, said youth activist Turipamue Kazenango. The youth activist said he is saddened by the unfortunate reality that same Namibian girls cannot afford dignity pads. He said this led him to...