Blowing out somebody else’s candle won’t make yours shine

The launch of the School of Destiny Association (SODA) Consultancy ‘We Care’ project of the School Talk Show (STS)

19 October 2021 | Youth

PULL QUOTE – “The urge of wanting to be someone else is one of the issues the youth face.” Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab at the launch of the ‘We Care’ project STS first episode.

Emilie Mandume

The ‘We Care’ project was established under the School of Destiny Association (SODA) Consultancy and launched in February 2021. The initial aim is to provide practical tools of self-awareness, self-discipline/leadership skills and character building, which they believe will help school-going youth to navigate towards making appropriate daily choices.

The project launched its first episode of the School Talk Show (STS) on Monday, 11 October 2021 in Windhoek at Jan Mohr Secondary School on the topic ‘Self-Worth and Anti-Bullying’.

The STS is an interactive panel discussion between the Boys’ Clubs and Girls’ Clubs from the 11 different project schools in four regions.

The launch was attended by the minister of justice, Yvonne Dausab, who was the keynote speaker, Children’s Parliament deputy chair Happydu, project representatives and Boys’ Clubs from seven project schools in Windhoek.

The first discussion was hosted by Hendrina Kanyola from One Africa TV. She and the learners from the Boys’ Clubs and Girls’ Clubs spoke about what self-worth means to them; how to introduce at school; is it a problem that learners have at school; and is there a link between bullying and self-worth.

“Self-worth is when you value or disvalue yourself as a human being; it can be determined by whether you let yourself be broken down by another person or use other people’s words lift it,” said Rejoice, a Girls’ Club member.

Belinda, head girl of Jan Mohr, said, “The more confident you are, the less likely you are to be bullied. Bullies feed on your weaknesses and project their insecurities onto you.”

Minister Dausab said self-worth is really about you and how you see yourself, it is personal and internal. The minister added that when people bully you it is because you see yourself in a certain way and a lot of it has to do with your background. She gave an example of how she was bullied in grade 2 for not having roll-on, instead of the bully helping her.

“This programme is a diversity that allows us to interact with each other in a way that we can have future plans and standards,” said Cedrick, a learner from Immanuel Shifidi High School.

Similar News

 

Rundu youth centre plagued by power cuts

1 week ago - 29 November 2021 | Youth

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUThe ministry of youth’s multipurpose resource centre in Rundu was without electricity for months because of an unpaid bill of N$13 000.This was confirmed...

photo of the week

1 week ago - 23 November 2021 | Youth

On Saturday, 20 November, the head of states from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia participated in a panel discussion. The leaders were joined by child...

Reimagining a better future

1 week ago - 23 November 2021 | Youth

Jeanette Diergaardt Unicef celebrates 75 years of existence on World Children’s DayOn 20 November, the world celebrated World Children’s Day under the theme ‘reimagining the...

Youth and unemployment report launched

1 week ago - 23 November 2021 | Youth

MICHELLINE NAWATISES The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Targeted Review Report on youth and unemployment report was launched on 17 November at statehouse...

Feeding the vulnerable

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

Tunohole Mungoba – OshakatiLinekela Josephat Shigwedha, a 19-year-old learner at Eduace Tutorial College in Ongwediva, created Feed the Earth Foundation with his good friend Londie...

Rising Phoenix

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

It has been a difficult year for the graduating classes of 2021, being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic around the world. Travel restrictions, distance...

Giving back

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

Elizabeth Joseph On Friday, 5 November 2021, Swapo regional councillors accompanied Member of Parliament and office of the First Lady representative Lucia Witbooi while...

Model UN a learning experience for tomorrow’s leaders

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

Iréne-Mari van der WaltThe United Nations (UN) held a Model UN annual general meeting from 9 – 11 November with the topic of climate change...

Africa against the Global North

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

An estimated 4.3 million schoolchildren will drop out in Africa due to Covid-19.According to research done by Unesco in partnership with Unicef, 4.3 million learners...

Africa against the Global North

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2021 | Youth

According to research done by Unesco in partnership with Unicef, 4.3 million learners are estimated to drop out of school in 2021 because of domestic...

Latest News

Tertiary sector to drive recovery

20 hours ago | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – Expected recovery in Namibia’s tertiary sector will drive the central bank’s forecast growth of 1.5% in the domestic economy in 2021.The Bank...

Flurry of top appointments, re-appointment

20 hours ago | Business

Leoni Dunn has made history as the first woman to be appointed as the second deputy governor of the Bank of Namibia (BoN). Dunn was...

Fourth wave here, ‘but don’t...

20 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKHealth minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has called for calm as Namibia enters...

Stripped employee sues for N$500K

20 hours ago | Justice

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUA former employee of a Chinese shop in Windhoek - who was forced to strip off her uniform in...

Zim's main airport operating without...

20 hours ago | Economics

Harare - Planes are landing at Zimbabwe's main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic controllers, a lawmaker said in a video...

IMF reaches agreement with Zambia

20 hours ago | Economics

Lusaka - IMF staff on Friday reached an agreement with Zambia on a US$1.4 billion, three-year aid programme that they said would be based on...

Senegal transport workers end strike

20 hours ago | Economics

Dakar - Senegalese transport unions ended a strike overnight from Friday to Saturday that had paralysed capital Dakar and other regions over police harassment and...

Top Kabila ally ousted from...

20 hours ago | Economics

Kinshasa - DR Congo president Felix Tshisekedi on Saturday named a new head of state mining company Gecamines, replacing an ally of his predecessor and...

EDITORIAL: Fight for justice ends...

20 hours ago | Opinion

On Saturday, Namibian streets lit up with banners, dancing, chants and music during what could arguably be described as the biggest Namibian Pride parade in...

Load More