Hanse-Himarwa calls on women to educate themselves

27 Oct 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 OCT (NAMPA) - Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has urged women to make use of available opportunities to arm themselves and their children with education.
The minister made this call at the ‘Women of Importance’ inspirational evening held in the capital on Saturday.
The event was organised by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to celebrate womanhood and bring women together to inspire and motivate them.
Addressing the women in attendance at the event, Hanse-Himarwa said while on a familiarisation tour at a school in the Hardap Region, she told learners they can receive handouts such as food and clothing, but all handouts come to an end eventually.
“However, when we arm ourselves, we ensure that our children are educated. That’s the only way we can ensure that poverty is erased from the face of our society,” she said.
Hanse-Himarwa called on mothers to ensure that their children attend school and become well-educated, skilled people. She said the government has made primary education free, while as from January next year secondary education will be free as well.
Free primary education was introduced in Namibia in January 2013.
“Nobody can have an excuse for their children not to attend school and become educated,” she said.
During the event, the women were addressed by a number of inspirational speakers and spiritual leaders.