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
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.
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]