Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched in Windhoek

A group of young people have launched the Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters to advocate for the right to sign language interpretation and accessibility to information.

The Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (NASLI) is registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

The association is aimed at developing and implementing policies and guidelines for sign language interpreters, providing information to interpreters, providing interpretation services for the deaf community, and providing training in this regard.

Channels for Change Guide launched

Setting up a civil society organisation has been made easier with the launch of Channels for Change, "A Guide to Setting Up Civil Society Organisations in Namibia."

The guide aims to explain different ways of setting up civil society organisations, highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of structure, and discuss issues that are relevant to civil society organisations.

The guide was launched by CIVIC +264, a civil society organisation that was set up to promote the sharing of information with and among civil society organisations.

Productivity week launched

A nation's wealth is not measured solely by the abundance of material possessions but rather by the collective effort of its people to create, innovate, and contribute to the betterment of society.

Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, shared these sentiments at the launch of this year's Annual Productivity Awareness Campaign Week.

NCS launches community outreach programme

The Namibia Correctional Services held a community outreach event at Rehoboth on Saturday.

The event was meant to sensitise the community about escalating drug use and crime in Rehoboth and the importance of community outreach programmes in rehabilitating offenders.

The community outreach programme was aimed at facilitating and instilling behavioural change in offenders from the Hardap Region.

Inmates are thus empowered while paying their debts to society.

Tsumeb Copper Festival launched

A total of over N$600,000 was raised in pledges at the launch of this year's Copper Festival in Tsumeb.

The festival is slated for the 1st to the 4th of November.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Copper Festival has developed to become a premier marketing event on the town's social and economic calendar.

Different corporate companies and the business fraternity at Tsumeb came together to pledge to support the event.

Education Ministry launches website

Members of the public will no longer have to physically go to the Education Ministry's offices to source information, thanks to the recently launched ministerial website.

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture recently added this new development aimed at providing up-to-date information at the tip of a finger on its ministerial policies, programmes, and initiatives.

2023 Population and Housing Census launched

President Hage Geingob has called on all Namibians to play their part in the upcoming census.

Geingob made the call during the launch of the 2023 Population and Housing Census held at Statehouse.

The President says the census is not just a government initiative but a national endeavour in which every citizen has a crucial role to play.

Citizens, therefore, need to provide accurate information to produce reliable data.

BoN launches robotic coding at selected schools

The Bank of Namibia has launched a robotic coding project to level Namibia's education system with the ever-advancing developments in the world of technology.

Fueled by Namibia's aspirations to become an industrialised nation, the STEAM project focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

STEAM subjects are listed in all of Namibia's national development frameworks, including the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

Osona Village Cultural Festival launched

 The Mayor of Okahandja urged members of the public to utilise cultural festivals as platforms to address social issues and promote noble causes within communities.

Kaunapawa Hangula was speaking at the media launch of the Osona Village Cultural Festival.

Hangula noted that cultural events play a pivotal role in shaping the identity, values, and aspirations of a society.

Further reminding the public that the strength of a community lies in its ability to embrace and respect one another's culture and heritage.