Project supported by Physically Active Youth
According to the 2018 survey on labour carried out in Namibia, the unemployment rate for youngsters aged 15 to 34 increased from 43.4 % in 2016 to 46.1 % in the last months of 2017 and that of people aged 19 to 34 rose to 44%. The survey also revealed that out of the 854,567 youths under 34, 71 % had completed their secondary and primary studies, whereas 35 % had not done any formal studies. This situation reveals a discrepancy between the youngsters’ qualifications and the offers in the labour market, causing them to do unhealthy activities such as using psychoactive substances, crime etc.
In this respect, PAY has opted for approaching education in this very way, making it holistic, interactive, geared towards youngsters’ well-being and resilience.
- Providing the young with quality academic support by using STEM syllabi, art, daily life skills and sport
- Reinforcing youngsters’ resilience and developing the skills associated with sexual and reproductive health, leadership and environmental awareness
- Enhancing employability and skill sharing by staging community development workshops, career paths for the young and innovative entrepreneurship workshops
- Reducing the inequality gap by offering a holistic quality curriculum to youngsters in marginalised communities
- Encouraging creativeness, empathy, cognitive reasoning and basic skills
- Reinforcing and improving sporting facilities and offering sports programmes, daily life and science skills to Katutura’s youngsters for 18 months as from February 2021
- Life skill building sessions that promote self-worth and altruism, teach equality, foster holistic well-being and favour environmental sustainability
- Awareness workshops essentially centred on sexual reproductive health, the use of psychoactive substances, and transmissible diseases
- Introducing and training the young into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
- Organising various sporting activities (cycling, swimming, football, gymnastics, karate) and introduction to chess to teach such vital skills as teamwork, discipline, concentration, fair play and sportsmanship
- Organising football tournaments with 6 participating teams, 3 female teams and 3 male teams, in the informal village of Babylone
- 120 learners in Katutura shall be benefiting sports programmes, daily life and science skills for 18 months as from February 2021
- 2 new satellite centres shall be set up in Otjomuise and in the informal settlements in Okahandja Park to reach 175 boys and girls by May 2021
- 15 volunteer coaches shall be hired and trained to teach the young football, coding and survival sessions in the satellite centres as from May 2021