13 Nov 2013 17:40pm
DRIMIOPSIS, 13 NOV (NAMPA) - The Kasojetua Youth Group in the Omaheke Region has embarked on an exercise of rebirth to align its activities and programmes to meet new challenges.
A regional meeting of the group in Omaheke over the past weekend concluded that Kasojetua indeed needs to align its activities to address modern challenges facing the youth, such as unemployment and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) illiteracy, amongst other things.
Amongst the recommendations made at the meeting was a resolution to critically devise aggressive programmes tackling health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
The Kasojetua Youth Groups national chairperson, Jesaja Kutaa told Nampa on Wednesday that they have decided to create new and innovative programmes to make it better-suited to the modern needs of the youth.
We can no longer afford to carry on as normal, as we also need to cater for the new challenges which are facing our young people today.
The problems which were the main challenges for the youth five or 10 years ago might not be the same ones today, he noted, adding that one example is how, over the last decades, youth illiteracy was a problem in Omaheke.
Now that has changed, as most of our young people can read and write, he added.
The Kasojetua leader was thus optimistic that the two-day workshop provided tangible strategies on how best to carry the group forward.
Our Namibian youth need help from all sectors, not just from Government. Therefore, Kasojetua will do its part to ensure that we contribute positively to the advancement of the Namibian youth, he stated.
The Kasojetua Youth Group is best-known for having some of the top choir singers the country has produced, which has helped sustain the popularity of the group.
Song and dance is a tradition the youth group has kept going for over 30 years since its formation in the early 1980s.
As such, most of its activities are carried out using these vital tools.
The Kasojetua Youth Group has 15 representative groups/branches in eight regions including Khomas, Hardap, Erongo, Caprivi, Omaheke, Kavango, //Karas and Otjozondjupa.