Welcome to National Youth Service

Turning the youth into productive citizens

What we do

At NYS, youth are at the center of all our activities. We help young people to discover and harness their potential and take charge of their route to becoming productive citizens.

Our Programmes

1. Phase One:
Civic Training

This phase of training is offered for a minimum of 5 to 6 months and aimed at:

  • •   Instilling discipline among the youth
  • •   Inculcate a sense of patriotism
  • •   Developing the youth into individuals with..

2. Phase Two:
National Voluntary Service

Voluntary Service is an intergral part of civic training that runs concurrently. Voluntary Service is aimed at:

  • •   Inculcate youth voluntarism
  • •   Provide opportunities for youth to..

3. Phase Three:
Skills Training

NYS trains Namibian Youth to become qualified artisans in various occupational trades. These programs are registered with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and accredited by Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA)

Trainees Corner

  • •   Namibian citizen;
  • •  Aged between 16-35 years;
  • •  In possesion of a Grade 10 or 12
  • •  Youth not currently enrolled at any formal education institution;
  • •  Ready to undergo medical fitness test; and
  • •  Without Schedule1 criminal record.

News Corner

NYS handed over 500 bags of maize, mahangu and more

On Saturday, 05 September 2020, the National Youth Service donated 500 bags of pearl millet (mahangu) and white maize as well as one ton of beef boxes towards the Erongo Region as relief effort for the COVID-19 pandemic and Otweya community of Walvis Bay.

High-level Government Delegation visited to NYS Rietfontein Centre

The Ministers of Sport, Youth and National Service and Higher Education, Training and Innovation on Thursday (10 July 2020) embarked on a two-day courtesy visit to the National Youth Service (NYS) centre at Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.