KEETMANSHOOP: The executive director of the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) organisation has advised all working Namibian parents to organise study policies for their children.
Veronica de Klerk made the appeal during the graduation ceremony of 145 young people from WAD’s southern centre here on Friday.
Courses offered at the centre include gender-related law, typing, tailoring, office administration and computer literacy.
De Klerk said it is crucial for parents to acquire study insurance policies for their children as soon as possible to enable them to pay for further studies at institutions such as the University of Namibia (Unam) and the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN).
“I advise you to plan timeously and wisely, and not to wait until it is too late,” she said.
De Klek indicated that the centre serves as a catchment area for school leavers and drop-outs in the south.
“Our hopes are pinned on you young people to make Namibia the proud industrialised nation we want it to become by 2030. It is my prayer that in the next couple of months, you will step forward as young confident entrepreneurs, brave enough to start your own businesses or find employment,” she told the graduates.
The Karas Region has a high number of unemployed young people, who either failed Grade 10 or 12, or passed but could not go for further studies due to a lack of money.
Regional Governor Bernardus Swartbooi, who officiated at the graduation ceremony, assured WAD that his office is ready to give any assistance available to young people to study and get employment.
He, therefore, invited WAD to approach his office should they have any plans to work together in improving the lives of young people and develop Namibia.