First-ever Namibian students cultural exchange expo to be held in September
07 Aug 2019 10:50am
REHOBOTH, 07 AUG (NAMPA) - The first-ever Namibian Students Cultural Exchange Expo aimed at promoting cultural and entrepreneurship skills among students from different institutions of higher learning, will be held next month in Windhoek.
The event slated for 04 to 08 September is further aimed at bringing unity among Namibian and international tribes to stop tribalism.
Organiser of the event, Sandro Ithana told Nampa on Tuesday that with the current high rate of unemployment in the country, the expo will educate and prepare students with entrepreneurship skills so that they could become self-employed one day and create job opportunities in the Namibian job market.
This, he added: Will contribute to the economic growth of our country.
Ithana highlighted that the expo further aspires to promote different cultures by granting them an opportunity to exchange and share their cultures with international students at higher institutions in Namibia in order to learn and practice cultural sensitivity as well as respect.
The expo will provide international students with a platform to display where they come from and share their traditional cuisines on the traditional cuisine day, he noted.
Hosting the expo every year, Ithana concluded will make it easier for students once they graduate to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Other activities to be held during the expo include a fashion show, stalls exhibition, game night, cultural performances, music show, sports, cuisine and poetry from which 10 per cent of the profit will be donated to charity.