02 Nov 2016 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 02 NOV (NAMPA) - Omaruru Constituency Youth Forum (OCYF) held its second information sharing day with youth from and around Omaruru on 28 October.
This years event in the small town experienced an increase in participants, with a total of 65 young Namibians present, compared to the 25 of last year.
Various institutions shared information about their services and products.
They included the ministries of Gender Equality and Child Welfare; Health and Social Services; Agriculture, Water and Forestry; Shack Dwellers Federation; Omaruru Basin Management Committee; and Namibian College of Open Learning.
In an interview with Nampa on Monday, OCYF Chairperson Serron Nghoshi said the information-sharing day will close the gap of access to information between urban and rural youth, while providing a platform for various institutions to disseminate information on their services and products.
This event is important to the rural youth who find it difficult to get information like application forms of various institutions, because they do not have access to Internet like urban youth, he said.
So they can use this platform to expand their knowledge and the youth can learn from one another as well.
Nghoshi is optimistic that the event can grow when they get more organisations on board that are really interested in youth development and want to see the youth of Namibia turn into responsible and educated persons.
This can only be possible if they (youth) are well informed. Like many others, I too believe that knowledge is power.
Other institutions present at the event were the TuliPohamba Training Institution; Constituency Aids Coordinating Committee; Omaruru Municipality; National Commission on Research Science and Technology; and R.E Distributors, a company specialising in printing and company registration.
A motivational speaker from Foreversun Motivations, Foreversun Haiduwah, gave the young people some tips for life after school and developing a successful career.
Nghoshi thanked the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service for providing the youth with transport to and from the neighbouring Daures Constituency, and the Omaruru Constituency Office that provided refreshments.