OPUWO - It was a joyful event when the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) handed over 29 confirmation letters for the award of its scholarships to seven constituencies in Kunene where 29 learners from poor households got scholarships.
Governor of Kunene Region Marius Sheya thanked Namcol for coming on board citing the tough economic situation prevailing, of which Kunene Region is not excluded.
He urged constituency councillors always make time to go back to their constituencies and encourage especially youths who did not make it be it in school or in other fields to pick up from where they had left off.
“I am delighted for what Namcol has done, contributing to the less privileged is the way to go, and I encourage other institutions to follow suit to help our communities who are not able to make it on their own,” Sheya emphasised.
The beneficiaries are drawn from the community of Kunene who are less privileged and are unable to pay for registration to further their studies and improve their marks.
One of the beneficiaries Viajanda Tjiposa from Opuwo Urban Constituency, the only one who was present had this to say, “I am thankful for the award that I received from Namcol, if it was not for them I was not going to register because I have no one to pay for me, I promise to work hard and pass all my subjects that I am going to register.”
*Selma Gumbo works as an Information Officer in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) in Opuwo, Kunene Region