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Okongo youth lead by example

Okongo youth lead by example

Maria David

A YOUTH group in the Okongo Constituency of the Ohangwena Region has donated sanitary pads, bathing soaps, pens, pencils and toothbrushes to learners of the Oshamukweni Combined School.

The Okongo Youth Think Tank (OYTT), which is a non-governmental and non-political organization, was established in 2020 with the aim of uplifting the livelihoods of the inhabitants of the constituency.

Handing over the donation, OYTT member Ndeshihafela Nepembe said that the donation was part of the OYTT’s initiative to keep the Namibian child in school.

Nepembe stated that they have taken it upon themselves to contribute to their constituency’s growth and development in various critically important sectors.

“It is against this background that we came up with an initiative to help and keep the Namibian child in school who day in and day out faces tons of stumbling blocks on the journey towards learning in and beyond the classroom,” she said.

According to her, keeping the boy and girl child in school starts with ensuring that their personal and academic needs are met and that is the drive behind the OYTT donation.

Another OYTT member Fillipus Sadrag indicated that their initiative is driven by the love they have for their community. Their desire is to make a difference with the little they can gather as a group.
The OYTT has 22 members.

“We wish to see our constituency blossom in all sectors. Having the opportunity to help is such a great feeling,” he said.

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