First intake graduates from Galz and Goals project

07 Dec 2016 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s Galz and Goals Centre last Wednesday awarded certificates to 19 girls who completed a three-month preparatory course in restaurant management studies.
The course was facilitated by the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy in Windhoek in conjunction with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the TUI Care Foundation and Futouris, both in Germany.
Speaking after the certificate handover, Jacky Gertze from the NFA’s women’s desk said such courses help empower girls and ultimately improve the lives of Namibian women.
“We do not want to focus on football alone, we want to make sure our girls are given the necessary support to improve their lives and those of their families,” she said.
Eight girls were also awarded scholarships to continue studying at Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy from January 2017 until the end of the year.
The academy is accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority.
Luise Haunit, the advisor at GIZ for sports for development, said this will help the girls get proper qualifications which they can use to get employment.
“As GIZ we know it is important to empower the girl child as we can see the big disparities between men and women in Namibia,” she told Nampa.
Gweneth Naruses said she learned a lot during the training.
“This is a good opportunity for us to improve our lives and support our families,” she said.
Anna Marie Shikusho, who also completed the course, urged other girls to also change their lives for the better with such courses.
The girls who did the training are Ofia Simon, Anna Nghisheefa, Rosalia Silvanus, Jorita Cloete, Melisa Eises, Martina Shipanga, Anna Shikusho, Sadia Garoes, Elina Mundjele, Idah Angolo, Victoria Kambonde, Jenny Mento, Christiana Kohlman, Jacobina Uushona, Gweneth Narises, Raiza Beukes and Melisa Matheus, Paulina Joel and Hambeleleni Mwongeli.
Nghisheefa, Mento, Garoes, Eises, Kambonde, Naruses, Kohlman and Shikusho were awarded scholarships.