Meet the youths building Rundu’s future, through a KAYEC school support centre funded by FNB.
On 17 August 2016, the Namibian Sunreported that the partnership between KAYEC and First National Bank Namibia, to provide after-school support for 142 Rundu learners since September 2015, “is proving to be a good investment” for the northern Namibia town. Reporter Denver Isaacs cited results from FNB Namibia, announcing that “no school dropouts had followed its support … schools in the area typically faced a scourge of teenage pregnancies which caused girls to drop out of school at a rate 1.4 times higher than the national average.”
In her full statement to the press, FNB Corporate Social Investment Manager Revonia Kahivere explained why they chose to throw their support behind KAYEC’s education initiatives: “Youth enterprise development and education and training are part of our President’s Harambee plan and we support this plan to educate as many Namibians as possible so that they can become employees or employers.” FNB concentrates on five pillars for development nationwide: Education & Financial Literacy; Skills & Capacity Development; Sport, Art & Culture; Community & Health Development; and Environmental Guardianship.
Read on to meet more youth leaders from KAYEC’s Rundu centre – and for more about them from around the web.