WINDHOEK: Sanlam Namibia on Wednesday handed over a cheque of N. dollars 30 000 to the British Council in Namibia, for the hosting of the School Leadership Workshop for Erongo and Kunene Education regions.
Receiving the donation, the Director of the British Council in Namibia Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo explained that the workshop slated for 12 to 14 December in Swakopmund is aimed at strengthening school leaders and exposing them to various management styles.
This, she added will enable the school leaders to run schools as businesses and providing them with the necessary tools do so.
She noted that the workshop will be held under the Connecting Classrooms initiative of the British Council in Namibia.
The first such workshop was held in Khomas region which covered leaders in education from Khomas, Karas, Hardap, Omaheke and part of Otjozondjupa region, she said.
The second such workshop was held in Oshana covering, Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati, Ohangwena and Kavango regions, she added saying that, more than 300 leaders in Education were trained through these workshops, this year.
According to her, the Kunene and Erongo workshop will be attended by 100 delegates.
The workshop will over the three-days cover topics such as leading effective teaching and learning, creating and communicating a vision, goal setting, team building, leading on well being and leadership and time management.
Meanwhile, handing over the donation, Senior Marketing and Communications Consultant Annemarie Saunderson said investment in human capital is one of the most effective means of stimulating long-term economic growth and improving general welfare.
She added that moreover, improving the leadership skills, competences and performance of the leaders in the education sector will have a huge impact on the overall performance, outcomes and results of the whole sector.
“This is why we find this initiative,which follows the national conference on education that took place this year, very appropriate and a course deserving our full support,” Saunderson stressed.
She said that Namibia’s developmental backlog is immense, and it will take the combined efforts of government, business and civil society to implement considered, focused and sustainable initiatives to improve the well-being of all sectors of society.