Namdeb, through its continuous efforts to empower youth through skills development, recently donated electronic equipment to the Southern Youth Entrepreneurs (SYE), an affiliate of the National Youth Council (NYC) on Friday, 21 January 2022. The donation which includes five 5 laptops with bags, a Canon printer/copier, an LCD projector, a Canon Power shot camera and a Hisense sound box is valued at an estimated N$42,000.
The donation was received by Mr. Nestor Sheimi, the Chairperson for the NYC Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah constituency. In his acceptance speech, Nestor remarked that the donation would assist in empowering the local youth by upskilling and boosting their computer skills.
Namdeb Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Jurgen Jacob handed over the equipment, and said that Namdeb was proud to be able to make such a noble sponsorship to the local youth. “Charity begins at home, and thus it is important that our local youth possess the necessary computer skills and embrace the digital world.”
He added that with the announcement of the Namdeb Long-Term Plan that extends the mine by 20 years, Namdeb will prioritise the local youth for new vacancies as part of their ambition to reduce youth unemployment.
Also present at the same occasion, the Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah Constituency councilor, Hon. Lazarus Nangolo, applauded Namdeb for the donation. “This donation is another testimony of Namdeb’s commitment to support local entities, and for this we are thankful.”
Namdeb has supported social and empowerment entities, including the NYC, since its inception. This partnership is based on the strong conviction that the destiny of Namibia is closely intertwined with the future of our youth. The donation demonstrates Namdeb’s commitment to partner for thriving communities to build a better tomorrow.
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