Liberation struggle children at Berg Aukas happy

19 Mar 2017 11:00am
GROOTFONTEIN, 19 MAR (NAMPA) - The children of the liberation struggle undergoing training at the Berg Aukas Youth Skills Training Centre have expressed satisfaction with government’s development programme.
A total of 267 of them from different regions are receiving intensive training there in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Their Chairperson at the centre, Ndilipunye Hainyanyula told Nampa on Thursday that the trainees would specialise in bricklaying, welding and carpentry. Other areas are fashion design, hairdressing, hospitality and agriculture.
“So far, we are happy and satisfied with our government’s training programmes being given to us.”
The 32-year-old Hainyanyula said he and his colleagues would like to become productive citizens and contribute positively to Namibia’s economy once they complete the training in April.
“We want to clear the wrong perception in society that we are troublemakers. We are hardworking people.”
The horticulture instructor at the centre, Chleria Ndimulunde said she had never encountered problems with the 42 trainees in her class.
“They are hardworking and good people to work with. As you can see, we are weeding our maize field as part of their practical training.”
Retired Berg Aukas acting centre head and agricultural expert, Dr Buba Gure said the children of the liberation struggle entered the centre in July 2016.
They first completed civic welfare training to transform and prepare their minds to become patriotic citizens.
Dr Gure said the civic training lasted for three months and the theoretical and practical training in various fields then followed.
He said the trainees are expected to graduate with certificates accredited by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) towards the of next month.
Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Youth and National Service, Alfred Ilukena visited the children of the liberation struggle here on Thursday.
Ilukena toured their lecture halls and workshops. He interacted with the trainees, who also seemed excited to chat with him.
Berg Aukas Youth Skills Training Centre is situated less than 30 kilometres east of Grootfontein.