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Khomas Regional Council donates textbooks to schools, aims to reduce learner-to-textbook ratio

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In its quest to reduce the ratio of four learners per textbook, the |Khomas Regional Council donated textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Khomas Region.

The donation, with a value of N$2 million, aims to eradicate textbook shortages in schools.

To enrich the education sector, a total of 13,628 textbooks are donated to 84 schools in the |Khomas Region.

Textbooks include mathematics, English, geography, social studies, and history.

|Khomas RC reaches out to rural areas

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The |Khomas Regional Council has started to reach out to rural areas with drought relief food supplies.

This is the first time the community has received food relief since COVID-19.

The Windhoek Rural Councillor, Piet Adams, says the objective of drought relief is to build a caring society.

“We want to restore some dignity in the lives of our people; the effects of poverty are more than just missing a meal. Families struggle with chronic food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition. When families don't have food, their livelihood suffers."

Charity organisation hosts Youth Empowerment Week

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The Ejameno Charity Organisation is hosting a Youth Empowerment Week in the capital.

The week-long programme aims to promote awareness of the plight of the youth in terms of rightful access to business, education, and agriculture.

The engagement further aims to empower the youth on Gender and cultural issues, as well as politics and the importance of education.

Laura McLeod-Katjirua, who officiated over the programme, said education has the potential to bring about positive change.

Ndandi-Ndaitwah, Mcleod-Katjirua pay tribute to Archbishop Tjijombo

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The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and the Governor of the |Khomas Region, Laura Mcleod-Katjirua, were among those who paid tribute to the late Archbishop Petrus Tjijombo.

Friends and acquaintances of the late Archbishop continue to pay tribute at his house in Windhoek.

Tjijombo, who was 87 years old, was described as a God-fearing man, a community leader, and an anti-apartheid and liberation struggle icon.

SMEs Value Proposition and Credit Guarantee Scheme re-launched

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The First National Bank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises through the Bank of Namibia, has undertaken to address the longstanding financial issue for small and medium enterprises in the |Khomas Region.

This was revealed by the Governor of the |Khomas Region Laura Mcleod-Katjirua, at the re-launch of the SMEs Value Proposition and Credit Guarantee Scheme.

Cassinga survivors remember the victims

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The Cassinga survivors, accompanied by Khomas Regional Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua, laid a wreath at Heroes Acre in Windhoek in honour of those who died in the attack at Cassinga.

Some of the Cassinga survivors described the day's attack as brutal.

One of them, Nekwaya Viliho, says memories of the early morning on that fateful day are still fresh in his mind.

Viliho, who witnessed others being killed, said he survived by burying himself under the dead bodies.

Netball Champions Khomas welcomed home

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The defending champions of the 2023 Namibian Newspaper Cup, Khomas netball team and their football counterparts, returned home to a heroes' welcome Friday afternoon.

The same could not be said about the Football team as their exited the competition in the earlier stages.

The teams paraded the trophy at Soweto Market and then went through Independence Avenue to the CBD before presenting it to the governor.

Children should cultivate a reading culture- McLeod-Katjirua

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Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has called on children to cultivate a culture of reading to improve emotional intelligence in their educational careers.

McLeod-Katjirua made the call during the celebration of International Children's Book Day in Windhoek.

She also urged learners to develop a culture of writing to develop basic language skills and expand their vocabularies.

McLeod-Katjirua says that storybooks play an imperative role in the growth of children.

Learners encouraged not to look down on vocational training education

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Prime Minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, has encouraged learners not to look down on vocational training education, saying the unemployment rate among people who graduate from vocational centres is low.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila was speaking at the opening of Ritja Career fair at Omaruru.

Themed "Education in Science and Technology Advance Real World and the Promotion of Vocational Training Centres to Fill the Gap in a Namibian Labour Market", the career fair provides guidance to learners as they prepare for tertiary education.

Stakeholders urged to join Khomas Anti-Corruption Regional Forum

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Stakeholders have been urged to join the Khomas Anti-Corruption Regional Forum.

The call was made by Khomas Governor, Laura Mcleod-Katjirua, during the launch of the Forum.

The Khomas forum is part of other regional forums that will contribute to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan.

At this forum, stakeholders will share information, engage and make recommendations.

44 institutions are leading the implementation of the five-year National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan.
The strategy has eight objectives.