11 Sep 2016 15:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 11 SEP (NAMPA) - Members of the Swapo-Party Womens Council (SPWC) have embraced the recently launched party school.
The members commended the establishment of the school during the councils two-day workshop on political education here on Friday and Saturday.
The Swapo-Party School, launched in May this year, seeks to groom cadres to take up leadership positions in the party, community or government.
Participants will undergo a two-year part-time course comprising four stages. After completion, successful candidates will receive a diploma in political science.
Any student with primary education can directly enrol to obtain a certificate in political science over the course of one year.
Some of the SPWC members expressed how it has been difficult for them to understand some of the terminologies and political terms, resulting in them being unable to carry out and comprehend what exactly is expected of them.
Hilaria Ngolonga, SPWC district information officer for the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency in Windhoek, narrated how she and many other women have been unable to obtain secondary school qualifications due to the countrys liberation struggle and as a result, she has been experiencing language barrier problems and is at times unable to correctly educate others in her constituency.
This school would assist us in so many ways, as I will be able to fully deliver and interpret the party documents and information when I am required to, she said.
Some members also requested for the translation of party documents into local vernaculars, stating that it would also assist them when transferring information to their community members.
Council Deputy Secretary Eunice Iipinge told Nampa on the sidelines of the workshop that the partys Department of Information and Mobilisation is currently making provisions to translate party documents.
Without mentioning the exact date, Iipinge added that by the end of September the selection of candidates to enrol at the school will be completed and all administration positions will be filled.
The workshop was aimed at empowering and equipping SPWC members with the necessary skills to advocate and lobby members to enable them to broaden political decisions, which will help motivate and infuse them to participate and address developmental issues affecting their livelihood.