It started over the weekend on Saturday with a parade of the various groups that performed during this week. This is the 20th year Poly students celebrate their own unique cultures at the Cultural Festival.
Last year, the FNB Namibia’s Chairman, Mr Claus Hinrichsen pledges the bank’s support for the festival when he presented the Poly Rector, Dr Tjama Tjivikua with a very substantial sponsorship of N$75,000, channelled through the FNB Foundation. FNB said this week it has supported the Cultural Festival for the past 15 years.
On Monday at the official opening ceremony, FNB joined in the festivities re-iterating their chairman’s pledge to continue supporting the festival. Ingrid Goeieman, Manager PR and Sponsorships at FNB Namibia said “celebrating, respecting and adhering to culture is important to remain true to the roots” adding “We are not just supporting the cultural festival, but a diversity of initiatives such as the Innovation by women in engineering and various academic awards for outstanding students. Culture is the backbone of any nation and we applaud the Polytechnic for allowing students to know the different cultures through this initiative.”