OPUWO: The students of the University Collage Roosevelt Academy started with the assistance of renovating the swimming pool at the Opuwo Youth Multi-Purpose Resource Centre that have been out of use for more than 15 years.
The Roosevelt students together with some Namibian youths started with the cleaning up of the swimming pool last week Thursday and making suggestions on how the side of the swimming pool should look like.
The fifteen Social Science students from the University Collage Roosevelt Academy based at Middelburg in the Netherlands are on an educational visit to Namibia at Opuwo Town.
These students has availed N.dollars 25 000 through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands and the University Collage Roosevelt Academy to be used for the renovation of the swimming pool of the Youth Centre.
According to Sau Kapata the Head of the Centre of the Opuwo Multi-Purpose Youth Centre a contractor have been appointed to renovated the swimming pool and will be in Opuwo on Friday (20 July) Kapata told Nampa on Wednesday that the total cost of the renovation of the swimming pool is N.dollars 32 000.
“We are so thankful to the Opuwo Country Hotel that have also assisted with the funds to assist renovate our swimming pool through the Opuwo Town Council,” said Kapata.
The Opuwo Country Hotel donated the N.dollars 7000 that was shorting for the pool to be renovated.
The Roosevelt students have been in Namibia since 11 July this year and would go back to Netherlands on 03 August this year.
It is expected that the renovation of the swimming pool will be completed before the students return to the Netherlands.
According to one of the Roosevelt student in Namibia, Nicolas Castellon they came to Namibia after they learned a lot about Namibia in their social science class a module “Youth Modernity Development: Namibia Perspective” in a book written by the Project leader, John Friedman who is a lecture at the Roosevelt.
“Our coming here is also part of the cause work. This is our internship part of the global citizenship,” noted Castellon.
He added that they learn sociology and anthropology and needed to see how they fit, learn and observe other societies as they live.
All the 15 students have been divided in the four different government schools in Opuwo Town, the youth centre, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation that deals with HIV/AIDS issues, and at Hizetjitwa Indigenous People’s Organization (HIPO) in Opuwo that deals with Ovahimba, Ovazemba, Ovatjimba and Ovatwe communities.
(edited)OPUWO; Students from the University College Roosevelt Academy in The Netherlands last week started with the process of renovating the swimming pool at the Opuwo Youth Multi-Purpose Resource Centre.
The swimming pool has gone unused for more than 15 years. The Roosevelt students and some young Namibians started cleaning the swimming pool last Thursday, and are also planning how its surroundings could be improved.
The 15 Social Science students from the University College Roosevelt Academy in Middelburg in The Netherlands are in Opuwo as part of an educational visit to Namibia. The students have availed N.dollars 25 000 through that country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the college to be used for the renovation of this swimming pool.
According to the head of the multi-purpose resource centre, Sau Kapata, a contractor who will be in Opuwo on Friday has already been appointed to renovate the pool.
Kapata told Nampa on Thursday that the total cost for the renovation is N.dollars 32 000.
“We are so thankful to the Opuwo Country Hotel that has also assisted with funds for the renovation through the Opuwo Town Council,” said Kapata.
The Opuwo Country Hotel donated the remaining N.dollars 7 000 needed for the project.
The students have been in Namibia since 11 July this year, and are returning to The Netherlands on 03 August. The renovation is expected to be completed before their return to their home country.
One of the students, Nicolas Castellon, explained that they came to Namibia after learning about the country while doing a module titled ‘Youth Modernity Development: Namibia Perspective’ in a book written by project leader John Friedman, who is a lecturer at Roosevelt.
“Our coming here also forms part of the coursework,” noted Castellon.
As part of the course, the students are visiting four different Government schools in Opuwo and the youth centre, as well as working with the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation, which deals with HIV/AIDS issues amongst the youth, and the Hizetjitwa Indigenous People’s Organisation (HIPO), which deals with the Ovahimba, Ovazemba, Ovatjimba and Ovatwe communities.