One continent, two countries

A group of 20 students from the International Training College Lingua left on 28 June for Europe. The students will travel to two countries with the first stop being in Frankfurt, Germany and the second in Paris, France.

09 July 2019 | Short News

Justicia Shipena





The trip aims to broaden the scope of travel and tourism and business students at the college.

The students will familiarise themselves with the many tourism and business opportunities that exist beyond the borders of Namibia. Their flight tickets were sponsored by Air Namibia.

Ingrid Kloppers-Mettler, founder and managing director of Lingua, said their tourism department is a vibrant unit that exposes students to local and international tours, fieldwork, career exhibitions and much more.

“Through this we ensure that theory meets practice,” she said.

Kloppers-Mettler thanked Air Namibia for coming on board and helping them again, as last year the college received the same assistance.

She urged the students to be open-minded and have a willingness to accept new cultures.

“If you keep your eyes and mind open, you will bring home something of lasting value, which cannot be bought by money,” she said.

Speaking at the sending off ceremony, Alwina Kavenamuwa Rijarua, a reservations and ticketing manager at Air Namibia, said as part of the airline’s socio-economic responsibilities, it saw the need to assist the youth to achieve affordable air travel to explore the world.

She added that Air Namibia would like to encourage parents and guardians to invest in student travel, as it is equally as vital as investing in formal education.

“There are three skills that one can gain from travel for personal use, for the rest of your life: Tolerance, self-sufficiency and resourcefulness,” Rijarua added.

Similar News

 

Coronavirus worsening hunger

1 month - 15 June 2020 | Short News

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Before the coronavirus pandemic, 135 million people worldwide were coping with acute hunger caused by conflict, climate shocks and economic downturns, while...

Proactive employee engagement key to allaying Covid19 uncertainty

4 months ago - 27 March 2020 | Short News

Stephanie Viljoen General uncertainty as to the impact the pandemic will have on our daily lives was prevalent, leaving many with more questions than answers...

Helping the youth realise their potential

4 months ago - 17 March 2020 | Short News

Ester Kamati The annual Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) career fair, in a quest to show learners the world of endless possibilities...

Hopeless no more

4 months ago - 17 March 2020 | Short News

Elizabeth JosephAfter receiving basic education under tents during rain and storm, the learners of the Havana Secondary Project School have received N$100 000 from Walvis...

More than a signature on paper

4 months ago - 06 March 2020 | Short News

Ester Kamati This collaboration will be in various areas of mutual interest for both parties including areas of quality assurance, joint research and joint...

Partners in education extend a helping hand

5 months ago - 28 February 2020 | Short News

Michelline NawatisesThe Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN) handed over stationery to seven schools across the country in collaboration with six banks, namely Bank Windhoek, First...

Genocide exhibition causes rift

5 months ago - 25 February 2020 | Short News

The launch of an OvaHerero and Nama genocide exhibition titled 'Learning from the past' has been postponed for the second time amid claims from the...

A leap year,

5 months ago - 25 February 2020 | Short News

also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year, is a calendar year that contains an additional day, or, in the case of a lunisolar...

Iipotha yaShanghala nayakwawo ya gwedhwa

5 months ago - 20 February 2020 | Short News

Iipotha ya gwedhwapo oya gwedhwa kiipotha mbyoka tayi tamanekelwa aalumentu yahamano mboka taku popiwa kutya oya taamba oombumbo moshikondo shoohi. Omulumentu omutihamano moshipotha shoka,...

Supply resumes from Hardap Dam

5 months ago - 13 February 2020 | Short News

Water supply to the Hardap irrigation scheme, from the Hardap Dam, resumed yesterday morning at 05:00. The supply has been guaranteed for the next week....

Latest News

Two more CPCs for NSX

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Business

Two capital pool companies (CPC) listed on the Development Board (DevX) of the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) on Friday: Mcube Investments One Ltd and Omajowa...

Another tough year for Nictus

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Locally-listed Nictus Holdings’ results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2020 reflect the impact of the ongoing recession in Namibia with...

Familiar faces surface at IPC

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Politics

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFamiliar faces have surfaced in the newly launched Independent Patriots for Change (IPC), which held its founding national convention in Windhoek over the weekend.The...

Seven Covid-19 cases in Windhoek...

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKWith nearly 100 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Windhoek, there is growing fear about how informal settlements – which so far have seven confirmed cases...

Journalist lands in trouble for...

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Government

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKNamibia Press Agency (Nampa) journalist Edward Mumbuu has found himself in hot water with his employer after he asked President Hage Geingob a Fishrot-related...

De Beers likely to cut...

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Business

LONDON/GABORONE - Diamond mining giant De Beers is likely to have to cut jobs, its chief executive said on Thursday, as it outlined plans for...

Overview of VAT in Namibia

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Business

The Value-added Tax Act in Namibia imposes a liability to pay VAT on (a) every taxable supply of goods and services and (b) every import...

Journalism increasingly under threat in...

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Opinion

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This quote, often attributed to French philosopher...

Kunene commits on service delivery...

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Economics

The most fundamental reason for the existence of any government is to ensure the provision of housing and land to its people.This was said by...

Load More