Human beings can be so cruel: Namwandi

18 Dec 2014 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 DEC (NAMPA) – Human beings can be so cruel when they deprive others of their right to be free, the Minister of Education David Namwandi says.
He made the remarks during the handing over of 1 200 copies of a digital video disc (DVD) which portray what had happened during Namibia’s liberation struggle, and referred to the suffering some Namibians experienced during that dark period in this country.
The DVDs were donated to his ministry by the Finnish Embassy.
Namwandi said that it impressive and patriotic to make these DVDs titled “Paths to Freedom” available for both public and private schools across the country.
The names of the beneficiary schools will be made public once schools resume in January 2015.
“Maybe these DVDs will strengthen the current curriculum in Namibian schools,” Namwandi said.
On her part, Finnish Ambassador to Namibia, Anne Saloranta said the DVDs will be accompanied by comprehensive facilitation guidebooks meant to assist teachers at schools in the field of history.
She noted that women should not be forgotten because they played a big role in Namibia’s struggle to gain its independence.
“We considered the project and its outcome as our modest contribution to the people of Namibia,” Saloranta said.
The two-hour documentary was officially released in July this year by “On Land Productions” with the support of the Finnish Embassy here.
The director of the film, Richard Pakleppa, is a Namibian film writer born in Burkina Faso. He also directed films such as the “Taste of Rain”.