Otjikoto Secondary states case in Sweden

Otjikoto Secondary School Principal, Hileni Shilongo (fifth from right), Oshikoto regional Education Director, Lamek Kafidi (centre back) and the learners who accompanied them as members of the delegation.

Dundee Precious Metals helped eleven grade 11 and 12 pupils from Otjikoto Senior Secondary School in Tsumeb, to attend a Model United Nations conference in Sweden.

Model UN is an educational simulation competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Model UN also involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Out of 150 delegates two learners from Otjikoto secondary school made it to the top ten and, scooped two significant prizes for best speakers in peace and security as well as health and environment awards.
The delegation from Namibia was accompanied by English teacher, Aletta Malakia , Principal Hileni Shilongo and Oshikoto regional Education Director, Lamek Kafidi.
“The trip was interesting in terms of culture diversity and the level of technology is different from here in Namibia, the experience was amazing, thank you Dundee for the contribution” said Brandon Shikwambi a grade 12 pupil.
The Namibian delegation took part in the debate; the aim of which is to debate issues affecting the globe. The pupils said that they learned more about problems arising around the globe.
“Dundee Precious Metals does a lot for Otjikoto year after year. We appreciate what they do for us”, said Malakia.