NAGN to host Phoenix Project

07 Nov 2017 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 07 NOV (NAMPA) – The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) will host the Phoenix Project photographic exhibition from Friday to 18 February 2018.
The exhibition is aimed at showcasing the power of the youth of Namibia in science, health and national development. It will be a platform to show how to improve health and to reduce poverty in Namibia through photography.
The Phoenix Project is a collaboration between the Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, and the University of Namibia (UNAM) covering a wide range of activities involving education, health, communication and science, and supports the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme.
In a statement issued on Monday, UNAM Public Relations Officer, Simon Namesho said the exhibition has been specifically curated for Namibia.
“It is not only to showcase the good work done by students, but will be an educational tool for various visitors to the NAGN,” he said.
Project leader, Professor Judith Hall from the Cardiff University, was quoted as saying “working hand in hand with the University of Namibia, Phoenix is making a real impact, so I’m delighted we have an exhibition to give people a flavour of what makes the project so special.”
Besides the exhibition, the project aims to involve more than 30 major activities such as saving lives following road accidents; boosting aspiration of young learners and supporting local languages. Programmes boosting mathematics knowledge among future scientists and improving the skills of doctors, nurses and midwives are also looked at.
“The Phoenix Project has achieved a lot through this short period of time as visitors to the exhibition will appreciate, but there’s so much I still want to do and will do,” Hall added.
The project, funded by the Cardiff University, will run for five years until 2022, that university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan announced during a visit to Namibia in March.