Unemployed Outjo youth complete leadership training

03 Apr 2016 16:10pm
OUTJO, 03 APR (NAMPA) - Fourty unemployed young men and women on Saturday received certificates after completing a two-month training course in skills development at Outjo in the Kunene Region.
The training was facilitated by co-founder of Her Liberty Namibia, Paskaline Ngunaihe.
Ngunaihe, who originally hails from Outjo, is a 2014 beneficiary of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, which sponsored the training.
The course started on 06 February 2016 and ended on 26 March.
“The course was a success. It was aimed at improving their soft skills in leadership, interpersonal communications, creativity and basic entrepreneurship,” Ngunaihe said.
Other topics which were covered during the course include training in persuasive communication, finance handling and professional conduct.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates, Jessica Horases thanked the facilitator and the main sponsors of the course.
Horases said the training helped to improve the verbal, persuasive communication and writing skills of the young people from Outjo.
She said the majority of them are unemployed, and they lacked the confidence to communicate their needs and search for jobs.
“Now that we have certificates and we are fully trained we feel empowered with ideas and personal skills to communicate at professional level. We will go out there and look for jobs,” Horases said.
The certificates were handed over by Outjo Deputy Mayor, Heroldt Khairabeb.
Her Liberty Namibia is an organisation which aims to empower young women.