Video: Members of NANSO engaging with the orphaned children. – Footage: Eba Kandovazu
THE Namibian National Students Organisation (NANSO) spent Africa Day with a group of children from Katutura where they engaged in community and charity work with the Megameno Orphanage.
According to NANSO President Ester Simon, Africa Day is about the historic and revolutionary Africa born from the Pan Africanist philosophy that resisted and ousted colonialism and all its manifestations of exploitation, racism and apartheid.
The commemoration of Africa Day, she said, serves to inspire the youth to be involved and to be determined to continue the fight against the challenges that hinder unity and developmental agendas.
“It is because of the understanding that before we are students, before we exist we are part and parcel of a community of which we all have a duty and responsibility to play and contribute. With the little we have, we came together and spent quality time with the children and shared our thoughts and dreams with them. The games we played together contributed to a bonding session,” Simon said at the home for orphaned children.