A very warm welcome to the website of the National Youth Service and I hope that you will enjoy your journey through our site. The National Youth Service, being one of the main two statutory youth organizations, is tasked with the following objectives, as set in its constituting Act, National Youth Service Act, 2005 (Act No. 6 of 2005):
In order to achieve these objectives, the National Youth Service has been obliged, amongst others, to initiate, plan, organize, fund and manage programmes and projects for youth and national socio-economic development. As per its mandate, the National Youth Service once again, profoundly acknowledges and appreciates that young people are a crucial segment of our society. That young people are the basis for future development, both as catalysts and beneficiaries.
For the National Youth Service to shape its youth programmes, we drew guidance from other national policies too, particularly Vision 2030, and the National Youth Policy. Vision 2030, which is the national long-term socio-economic development policy (ideological philosophy) sets and envisages among others, the following targets for youth development:
The National Youth Service strongly believes in equal regional empowerment. Thus the young men and women recruited by NYS represent the thirteen regions. Up to date two thousand five hundred youth has been recruited in the National Youth Service.
It is my wish that the organization will strive to greater heights and become the youth organization of choice in Namibia.
To deliver relevant national services and offer recognized skills training and personal development programmes to the youth through attaining the requisite institutional capacity while engaging in income generating ventures in line with national development goals.
To be the dynamic sustainable youth service institution of choice contributing to socio-economic development.
Professionalism, Patriotism, Transparency, Voluntarism, Integrity, Creativity, Equity and Fairness.