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The event was attended by the Executive Director of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, Dr. Audrin Mathe, Honourable James Uerikua, Governor of Otjozondjupa Region and by the Members from the Namibian Defence Force, Namibian Police and Members from Correctional Services and hosted by Mr Humphrey Mutumba, Head of Centre, Rietfontein, Ms. Joy Mamili, Executive for Youth Development; Dr. Gabriel Hangara, Acting CEO and Mr. Ndatulumukwa Haikali NYS Board member.

A familiarization visit to the NGC

A familiarization visit to the Namibia Grape Company (NGC) was undertaken by the Executive Director of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, Dr. Audrin Mathe, the Deputy Executive Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Dr Eric Ndala, Dr. Felix Musukubili, the Commissioner of National Youth Service and Mr. Johhanes Kisting, the Senior Economist from the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME development.


Dr Felix Musukubili, welcomed the delegation to Aussenkehr and stated that it was his true conviction that the visit will hasten the transfer of the NGC farm to NYS.
The team was received and hosted by Mr. Gideon Nuunyango, the Managing Director of NGC. Site visits include the packhorse, water infrastructure, vineyard amongst others.

Scam Alert!

Persons are contacting trainees pretending to be NYS and asking for money. This is a scam. Please DO NOT respond to anyone who is not given as a contact person on the NYS notice for trainees to report. If you have any queries, please only contact those contact persons and numbers in the official advert/notice. Please note that NYS will never ask to pay money to a phone number".

NYS Board visits State House

The NYS Board of Directors together with the Minister of Sports, Youth and National service paid a courtsey visit to His Excellency the President of Republic of Namibia Dr Hage Geingob. Board Chairperson Dr. Emmerentia Leonard provided a report to the Head of Service, outlining initiatives undertaken to strengthen institutional capacity and sustainability model for the Service. The current Board's term is due to expire in April 2021. The National Youth Service remains an important relevent, broad-based youth development institution, providing civic, skills and volunteer-based training.

Saint Valentine's Day @ NYS

NYS Staff commemorated St Valentine's Day with a dress-up competition.

Phase two of the Nationhood and National Pride programme (NNP) launches

The second phase of the NNP was launched by the Vice President, Hon. Nangolo Mbumba on behalf of the President, His Excellency, Hage Geingob. The NNP dates back to 2006 when put together by Cabinet and the first phase was launched in 2011 by former President, His Excellency, Hifikepunye Pohamba under the theme “My Namibia, My Country, My Pride".
The NNP provides a framework of five strategic pillars namely, National Identity and National Branding; Social Cohesion; Governance and Capacity building; Research and Innovation and Communication, Education and Awareness. These pillars coupled with strategic objectives positions the programme to achieve it’s vision of fostering patriotism and national pride.
With National Youth Service being an essential part of transforming and empowering youth for nation building through life skills and training and leadership development, the National Youth Service (NYS) forms part of strategic objective 2.1 that aims to restore the sense of patriotism and love for the country to all Namibian citizens.

The aforementioned objective outlines amongst other things, to enhance National Youth Service and establish special youth service programmes for the general public, which are set to encourage both public servants and the private sectors to undergo a special youth service programme.
The National Youth Service currently offers a three phase youth development programme that includes, Civic training, Skills training and National Voluntary Service. Civic training is aimed at instilling discipline, encouraging patriotism and a sense of civic responsibility and loyalty to the country. National Voluntary Service is aimed at promoting social responsibility amongst the youth. Whilst skills training is aimed at equipping the youth with technical vocational skills in various trades at different levels.

Courtesy Visit: Zambezi Regional Council

NYS Commissioner, Dr. Felix Musukubili had a courtesy visit with the Chief Regional Officer of the Zambezi Regional Council, Ms. Regina Ndopu-Lubinda. The two parties engaged on the creation of Regional pools of NYS former trainees to help in disasters.
With the current unemployment rate among youths and within the database of the NYS former trainees, NYS remains committed to foster key relationships with various partners to collaborate on initiatives to create opportunities for the youth.

Launch Of Horticulture Self-Emloyment Project In Khorixas

On the 23rd of October, the Khorixas Horticulture project was launched by the Deputy Minister, Honourable Emma Kantema-Gaomas. The honourable Minister highlighted that agriculture remains the largest sector that contributes to employment and the project increases youth participation which can benefit the mainstream agribusiness sector. Even though, the Kunene Region has been hit by drought over the years, these innovative ideas counter the shock experienced. She further urged the youth to be change agents and demystify the notion that youth are lazy to work as they have thus, portrayed with their willingness to work on the project and contribute to food security. Quoting the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina: “The next billionaires and millionaires of Africa will come from agriculture”, she advised the youth present to not undermine the economic value of agriculture and not only seek office based jobs but to get involved in agriculture.

The Governor of Kunene region, Mr. Marius Sheya encouraged beneficiaries of the project to magnify the opportunity given to them to further extend the project where other regional youth can learn from them and become self-sustaining. He noted that agricultural production is not a walk in the park and that only through consistency and the right attitude they’ll yield positive results.