Building capacity, skills for educational leaders

Old Mutual invests N$900 000 over three years to train government school principals and department heads through the Africa Leadership Institute.

08 June 2021 | Youth

On Wednesday, 12 May, Old Mutual committed to a three-year partnership agreement to the value of N$300 000 annually for three years with the Africa Leadership Institute (ALI) to train and develop primary and high school principals and heads of department of government schools in the country.

The three-year agreement is an extension of an existing 14-year partnership between Old Mutual and ALI, with the aim to equip school management with necessary leadership knowledge and skills through the Transformational Leadership Certificate as endorsed by the ministry of basic education and culture, as well as the National Qualifications Authority (NQF level 5) in Namibia.

Old Mutual’s investment will be channelled towards learning material, class facilitation and accommodation of the trainees over the three-year period.

To date, Old Mutual has invested over N$5 million, enabling over 500 principals and heads of department to graduate from the course successfully. With this renewed agreement, a further 45 education leaders are expected to be trained, demonstrating the company's commitment to helping build capacity and skills of the leaders in the education sector, executive of marketing, communications and customer strategy at Old Mutual, Ndangi Katoma, said.

Chrisna von Gericke-Fourie, the co-founder and training director of ALI, extended her appreciated to Old Mutual as she reflected on the 14-year relationship and life-changing course that has given birth to many leaders who complete the training with an enlightened and refreshed perspective on their purpose and role.

Training for the selected applicants will commence on 31 May, with principals and heads of department selected from all 14 regions. This ensures that the knowledge and skills are spread evenly to uplift the standard of education in our country. Old Mutual wished the enrolled participants success as they take on this life-changing programme and a return on the investment to their respective schools through transformational leadership and management.

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