WINDHOEK: The Namibia National Student Organisation (Nanso) and the Ndeulipula Hamutumwa Trust (NHT) signed a memorandum of co-operation to promote quality education through sports on Wednesday.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, NHT founder Ndeulipula Hamutumwa explained that the memorandum of co-operation serves for a period of two years, with the option of renewal.
“Nanso and NHT, being vested in the development of the Namibian youth, believe that education and sport are key to their personal development and to their ultimate contribution to the development of Namibia,” he stated.
According to Hamutumwa, sport-based programmes have been shown to improve the learning performance of children and young people, encouraging school attendance and to promote the desire to succeed academically.
He added that there are values that the youth need to acquire if they want to participate meaningfully in the development of the Namibian nation.
Meanwhile, at the same occasion, Nanso Secretary-General Sharonice Busch stated that the memorandum of co-operation seeks to provide training for students as identified by both institutions in sport administration, talent identification, coaching and all other aspects relating to sport participation.
It will also assist in the development of student leaders to become sport administrators and leaders in their respective societies; carry out advocacy on topics ranging from, but not limited to, sport and education, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy and school drop-outs; provide scholarships and bursaries to learners who excel in school and sports; provide innovative premises for the advancement of academic excellence through sport development; and advocate for the inclusion of physical education in the school’s curriculum and the creation of sport schools in the different regions.
“As our core values within the students’ organisation, we remain committed to ensuring that this new partnership will be dealt with on the highest level of professionalism, transparency and innovation so as to ensure the ultimate success of this partnership,” she added.
At the same occasion, NHT donated N.dollars 3 000 to Nanso towards its scholarship fund.