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Photo exhibition fights stereotypes

The Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Namibia Association of Norway, together with the World Health Organisation (WHO), will host a photo exhibition at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) from 15 to 31 May.
The exhibition will be held under the theme, ‘Good health adds to life’. The theme is based on ageing and health, and features the beauty of the elderly people of Namibia.
The exhibition’s focus is on how good health can help older women and men lead full and productive lives and be a resource to their families and communities. The key photographer for the exhibition is Kari Smaage, who is a coordinator for the Namibia Association of Norway.
She has been involved in various art projects such as the Traditional Life Skills Project, a project aimed at teaching learners in rural areas traditional life skills such as storytelling and arts and crafts. The project, which was started in 2007, has become a huge success and has boosted the confidence of learners.
The exhibition carries a message for the youth, fights stereotypes and also serves to raise awareness for the needs of the elderly. The exhibition will be held at the FNCC gallery. The official opening of the exhibition will take place on 15 May at 18h30 and viewing times are from 09h00 to 19h00 from  Monday to Thursday and 09h00 to 12h30 on Fridays. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

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