_: OTJIWARONGO: Sixteen youth officers from around the country are gathered here for a two-week course where they are receiving instructions on how to conduct training sessions in their respective regions.
Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Veronica Mokaleng-Kuzeeko told Nampa in an interview today that the course, which is organised and funded by her ministry, started on Monday and ends next Friday.
One of the facilitators, Ben Katamila said the course will enable the regional youth officers to return to their respective regions and conduct training sessions for out-of-school youths on various topics.
He noted that an initiative of the Ministry of Youth to see to it that the regional youth officers present here become experts in conducting training workshops on different topics in their respective areas.
Katamila stated that the course will ensure that regional youth officers learn to develop training materials, conduct seminars in rural areas, develop teaching curricula, plan training sessions and present it to the out-of-school youths.
Financial literacy among the youth is essential to prepare them to make decisions in future as young adults, Standard Bank Namibia Managing Director Mpumzi Pupuma said today.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Standard Bank Namibia Chief Financial Officer, Bryan Mandy during the handing-over of N.dollars 180 550 towards the Financial Literacy Project (FLP).
The FLP is organised by the Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar Trust (Yes Trust) to empower Namibian youth with basic business financial literacy, providing them with a practical business experience through a simulation exercise.
Pupuma said they are committed to the 2012 FLP of the Yes Trust, adding this the sixth consecutive year that they are involved in such a worthy cause, aimed at equipping their youth with basic business financial literacy.
Speaking at the same occasion, chairman of the Yes Trust, Anton du Preez, welcomed the donation, saying the project is well-accepted in the community, especially at schools, adding that over 1 300 learners and teachers benefited from it.