Looking out for the Namibian child

In this cold and difficult world we live in, it’s not easy for young children growing up, but there are organisations that really look out for them.

24 November 2020 | Youth

Monique Adams





The Youth Power Group (YPG) Namibia is an organisation that tries to give back to the community and the youth. The worldwide organisation, which started in Brazil and came to Namibia in July 1999 as part of the youth ministry of Universal Church, is based on Christian principles.

YPG was established to empower the youth of Namibia and cater to their needs.

The non-profit organisation is made up of young adults who focus on sharing practical guidance for a new way of life. “This guidance is combined with fun activities and mentorship. New participants are able to see the change in others that have gone through similar situations just as they have experienced,’’ YPG coordinator and life coach Shawn Mogotsi said.

Variety of activities

People from all walks of life help out at the YPG, such as teachers, engineers, nurses and graduates. The organisation offers a variety of activities such as sports, arts and culture as well as Youth Number 1, which focuses on tutoring and aiding academic progress.

Uniforce, the social work section of the YPG, gives food parcels to some of their youth members, while the media project focuses on getting their message across via social networks.

“We have a weekly online show called ‘YPG Dynamic’ which airs every Sunday at 19h00 on our Facebook page – YPG Namibia - which empowers the youth in all aspects.

“The YPG has offered free tutoring classes for the learners of Augustineum and Ella Du Plessis high schools. We have made self-awareness courses to young ladies and we also had our first ever YPG self-awareness course graduation,” Mogotsi said.

Milestones

Five years from now, the organisation hopes to keep inspiring and positively impact the lives of our youth of Namibia. Their aim is to reach places they have yet to reach, which includes towns such as Oranjemund, Henties Bay and Karibib.

Meanwhile, one of their milestones is their first ‘Girl Talk’ event, which took place on 15 February. A crowd of 1 500 girls gathered for the seminar on self-worth and women empowerment.

The organisation has also released several songs and music videos to inspire the youth. Most recently, they successfully recorded and released the Africa Unite music video.

“As we are a faith-based organisation, we always find strength in our conviction. Challenges are always there, what will guarantee one’s victory or defeat all depends on the way you look at them. For the YPG, each challenge or difficulty provided is an opportunity to take a step higher,” Mogotsi said

For more information on the YPG, call 081 352 3709 or email [email protected]

Similar News

 

Windhoek Hospitality Culinary College holds an open day

3 days ago - 05 March 2021 | Youth

Desiree Gases Last week WHCC held an open day at the corner on Independence Avenue and Mburumba Street in Windhoek for anyone interested in pursuing...

She keeps on thriving

6 days ago - 02 March 2021 | Youth

Rivaldo KavangaThe name Thrive Vinomaandero brings sparks when mentioned in a room. The very fact that her name, Thrive, means to grow, prosper or flourish...

Coming together for the Namibian Child

6 days ago - 02 March 2021 | Youth

ESTER KAMATI AT OTJIWARONGOIn one day, six schools became recipients of stationery donated by Standard Bank and Let’s Unite in an attempt to ease the...

Music in action

6 days ago - 02 March 2021 | Youth

The Marimba stars are a music group from Tsumeb who have been together for two years. The group, which has six members, is led by...

Children at the forefront of accidents amid Covid-19

1 week ago - 23 February 2021 | Youth

Rivaldo KavangaThe Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund says child road safety remains a priority during the Covid-19 pandemic.The MVA Fund prioritises child road safety because...

Entertainment at the heart of Walvis Bay

2 weeks ago - 16 February 2021 | Youth

Michelline NawatisesBombaai Lifestyle is an entertainment place described by the owner, Mansy Amamub, as “Namibia's unsurpassed shisha nyama [grilled meat]”.Bombaai Lifestyle came into existence in...

Advocating for boys’ leadership

2 weeks ago - 16 February 2021 | Youth

Mariselle StofbergThe launch of the Boys Care programme took place at Ella du Plessis High School on Friday.The Ella du Plessis Boys Club introduced a...

Exile kids to elect new leaders

2 weeks ago - 16 February 2021 | Youth

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Namibia Exile Kids Association will elect its new leadership next month at a convention that will signal the end of the association's leader,...

Sport baan die weg vir die jeug

2 weeks ago - 16 February 2021 | Youth

Mariselle StofbergDie Physically Active Youth (PAY) is werksaam in Katutura in Windhoek waar hulle sport gebruik om jongmense te bemagtig. Dit word gedoen deur STEM-gefokusde,...

Choosing to lead

3 weeks ago - 09 February 2021 | Youth

Mariselle StofbergSODA (School of Destiny Associates) Consultancy identified a gap of character-building programmes at schools and started the iChoose Programme, which provides practical tools of...

Latest News

RCC employees sent home until...

17 hours ago | Business

Over 60 employees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) were on Thursday sent home after being denied access to their rented offices, which are owned...

Gondwana and Hollard head back...

17 hours ago | Justice

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKGondwana Collection Namibia and Hollard Insurance Namibia will face each other again in court on 31 March after Gondwana last week brought an urgent...

'Premature' to discuss fracking

17 hours ago | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says it is “premature and confusing” at this stage to discuss the risks of fracking in the Kavango regions, when...

Veterans want to be appointed...

17 hours ago | Politics

TUYEIMO HAIDULAEMBANDU The president of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLVA), Ben Shikongo, says members of the organisation want to be appointed to...

Women in commercial banking leadership

17 hours ago | Business

STAFF REPORTERThe Namibian Financial Sector Charter, introduced by the Ministry of Finance in November 2008, constitutes a framework and establishes the principles upon which empowerment...

Kenya to reject budget if...

17 hours ago | Economics

OMAR MOHAMMEDA Kenyan parliamentary committee said that it will reject the government's 2021/22 budget plan if the deficit goal is set at more than the...

Fishing rights announcement soon

17 hours ago | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana is expected to announce who his ministry has chosen for new fishing rights at the end of this month.This brings...

Women still live in fear

17 hours ago | Opinion

Namibians can be proud of the progressive legal frameworks that are in place to protect women from violence and discrimination.Legally, women are ensured of the...

Zimbabwe's manufacturing bullish on better...

17 hours ago | Economics

Zimbabwean manufacturers expect to ramp up production to 61% of capacity this year, the highest level in a decade, on expected stability in the foreign...

Load More