IUM student campaigns against GBV

06 Mar 2014 19:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 06 MAR (NAMPA) – A student at the International University of Management (IUM) campus at Ongwediva says the so-called “passion killing” is a result of the sin and disrespect of God’s commandments.
Rose-Mary Iipinge, a second-year Business Information Systems student, said this whilst speaking on the occasion of the official opening of the 2014 academic year of the Ongwediva IUM campus here on Wednesday.
“Sin is a problem, we reap what we sow,” Iipinge charged.
She appealed to her fellow Namibian youth to first respect God before they can consider respecting something else.
Iipinge believes young people in Namibia respect their boyfriends and girlfriends above God who has created them.
Iipinge is a leader of a certain group of Ongwediva IUM Campus students who have opted to engage into a campaign against gender-based violence (GBV).
They want to sensitize fellow young people on GBV, and their plan is to collaborate with eight identified secondary schools within Ongwediva and Oshakati in the areas of life skills teaching.
Addressing the same event, IUM Vice-Chancellor Virginia Namwandi said the group’s programme complements government efforts in the campaign against GBV at community level.
“I encourage all of you to be a part of this very important campaign,” said Namwandi.
The vice-chancellor indicated that teaching, research and community service are the three pillars of IUM.