Youth workshop a success
14 July 2020 | Youth
Women Foundation Namibia, now known as Boys and Girls Foundation, has launched a series of youth workshops for high schools.
At the workshops, influencers will talk about how to become a frontline leader and transform the upcoming generation into great leaders by creating a strong foundation for tomorrow.
On Saturday, 11 July, the foundation held its first workshop for learners of Rundu Senior Secondary School in the Kavango East Region.
According to Vicky Nadia Shiviya, managing director of Women Foundation Namibia, most young people settle for less in life because they lack opportunities.
“They aren't open to many opportunities. That's why the foundation decided to focus on the youth and their future,” she said.
The foundation started in 2017 while working with the community by organising motivational summits just to identify the causes of issues that affect African girls and boys.
“It's only known in Kavango East and West; however, since 2017 about 80% of the youth know about it and a total of 500 members were registered as official volunteer members in different communities to mentor others and share knowledge and different experiences,” Shiviya said.
She said they plan to create a regional youth parliament that will deal with youth unemployment, poverty eradication, teenage pregnancy, innovation and leadership, youth rights and connecting world youth leaders.