Relax Green Hydrogen Scholarship criteria-||Kharas Region

Inhabitants of the ||Kharas Region want the Green Hydrogen Scholarship Programme 2024 criteria to be relaxed to embrace inclusivity.

Sharing their sentiments during an information session on the scholarships, they say tertiary and vocational training qualifications should not be a precondition.

The scholarship provides funding for Masters' degrees, TVET diplomas, and certificates related to green hydrogen.

Those eligible to apply must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

Census training commences

Training for the enumerators for the 2023 Population and Housing Census started today across the country.

The Census Regional Coordinator for ||Kharas Region, Jonas Nghipangwa, says the training of enumerators got off to a smooth start despite some of the shortlisted candidates failing to show up for training. A total of 451 candidates were shortlisted in the ||Kharas Region.

Education Ministry to address poor performance

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture has identified a number of interventions in the ||Kharas Region to address the poor performance of learners and the results of 2022.

Minister Anna Nghipondoka held a regional consultation meeting with stakeholders.

The purpose of the regional consultations is to incorporate intervention strategies in order to improve performance at all levels.

Swapo Party assigns leaders in ||Kharas Region

The Swapo Party in the ||Kharas Region introduced its newly assigned and reassigned leadership, with Lucia Witbooi as Chairperson.

During the party's regional Executive Committee meeting at Keetmanshoop, Coordinator Matheus Mumbala informed the attendees that the new leadership has a wealth of experience that will assist in grooming and improving the party's performance in the upcoming elections.

Likius Ngesheya overall winner of Science Fair

Likius Ngesheya from Suiderlig Secondary School in Keetmanshoop is this year's overall winner of the Science Fair. More than one hundred students from seventeen schools in the ||Kharas Region took part in the two-day science fair.

The Regional Science Fair, sponsored by the Anglo-American Namibian Foundation, aims to promote creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills among learners.

Number of classrooms under construction in ||Kharas Region

A number of classrooms are under construction in the ||Kharas Region to ease overcrowding.

The cost of the development is estimated at N$9 million.

The classroom project includes the construction of two four-classroom blocks and an ablution block at Ambrosius Amutenya Primary School a three-classroom block at Keetmanshoop Primary, a three-classroom block at Keetmanshoop Secondary, and a five-classroom block at Kaitsi !Gubeb Combined Schools.
The government funded the construction of the classrooms, whose completion rate stands at 80%.

Koes Community hosts beauty pageant and dance competition 

The Community of Koes in the ||Kharas Region hosted a beauty pageant and a dance competition recently.

Rodneycia Basson was crowned Miss Koes, and Young Okkz was crowned dance champion of 2023.

The Miss HFK Beauty Pageant was organised by Ferdinand Swartbooi to provide a platform for Koes residents to diversify their economic potential, which largely depends on farming and agriculture.

The beauty pageants aim was to motivate girls to self-improve and empower them.

Youth in ||Kharas attend workshop on mainstream politics 

Twenty young people participated in a one-day workshop at Keetmanshoop in the ||Kharas Region with a focus on mainstream politics and youth involvement in the democratic process.

The workshop is facilitated by Queen Pieter, a youth activist who says that the participation of young people in mainstream politics strengthens democracy and the rule of law.

She says that voter apathy among young people creates the impression that young people are not interested in politics and discussions of development.