Volunteer seminar underway at Keetmanshoop

26 Sep 2019 10:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 26 SEP (NAMPA) – About 50 youth from all over the ||Kharas Region are attending a seminar on volunteerism at Keetmanshoop.
The three-day seminar, which started Wednesday, is aimed at sensitising community members on the importance and benefits of volunteering and to establish which projects and individuals could benefit from volunteer efforts.
The gathering was organised by the Keetmanshoop Youth Centre under the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service.
Speaking at the seminar on Wednesday, Keetmanshoop Deputy Mayor Hilia Titus said volunteering involves respect and care for human dignity and can also unlock employment opportunities and help eliminate poverty and hunger.
“The timing of this seminar is opportune under the current economic conditions. Mobilising and building a caring and cohesive society cannot be over emphasised, in volunteerism everyone can contribute towards societal progression,” Titus said.
She added that knowledge-based communities can also be formed through voluntary work like the “each one, teach one” concept, where education systems are remote, unaffordable or non-existent.
“We can all agree that for us to uproot societal challenges, education and collective action are of the essence,” the deputy mayor said.
She called on people who have obtained tertiary qualifications but who are not yet employed, to apply the skills they have acquired by volunteering their services and conducting research on viable community projects.
“Through successful voluntary service you can be the pillars of hope in our society,” said Titus.