Kenmacri to assist 21 students

17 Feb 2014 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 17 FEB (NAMPA)- Kenmacri Investment, a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) company in the fishing industry, will assist 21 students from the Moses /Garoeb Constituency in the capital to further their studies.
Its director, Richard Ucham, made the announcement in the capital on Monday, saying his company will invest N.dollars 30 500 in the 21 students.
Two of the beneficiaries study at the International University of Management (IUM), one at the University of Namibia (Unam), two at the Institute of Bankers in Namibia, and the rest at the Namibian College of Open Learning (NamCol).
The students were identified by the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture.
Ucham noted that the gesture is part of the company's social responsibility.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Executive Chairman of the National Youth Council (NYC) Mandela Kapere said young people want to go to school and want training, but there are not many opportunities for them in the country.
He then expressed the need for more training institutions in the country.
Kapere noted that young people are also interested in running their own enterprises, and urged youth development institutions to provide more financial assistance to the youth.