Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Embassy to host workshop for young women
The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Namibia-United States Alumni Association (NUSAA) and Sister Namibia will host a half-day workshop entitled ‘Creating Safe Spaces for Young Women’ this Saturday, 24 March.
The workshop, which will be held at the American Cultural Center Auditorium, is in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The American Cultural Centre has invited 50 young women between the ages of 16 and 18 from various high schools in Windhoek for the workshop.
The event will combine round-table discussions, motivational speeches and an exhibition of space for young women to talk about the challenges they face and to think about how they will achieve their goals and dreams in life.
Elzadia Washington-Danaux, USAID country director, is expected to make the opening remarks. The exhibition will be narrated by American Fulbright Scholar and University of Namibia lecturer, Kristin Capp. Capp conducted photography workshops with the Namibian women. Gloria Izaks and Annastatia Namases from NUSAA, and Sheena Magenya from Sister Namibia will conduct break-out sessions.
The U.S. Embassy is committed to continuing its engagement with women from all walks of life. Empowering girls and women is an issue of great significance to Namibians.