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Centres of learning target southern towns

Four specialist centres of learning at the Polytechnic will make a combined trip next week to three southern towns to strengthen their regional presence. The Namibia Business Innovation Centre, the Centre for Cooperative Education, the Centre for Open & LifeLong Learning and the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics are visiting regional centres in Lüderitz, Oranjemund and Keetmanshoop.
With this trip, the Windhoek based centre together with the other centres of excellence aim to reach out and look beyond the capital’s boundaries, to make their services available to a large number of students.
The centres will visit the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture at the Lüderitz Multi-Purpose Centre Hall on Tuesday 14 August, the Recreation Club Centre in Oranjemund, located in the centre of the town on Wednesday 15 August as well as the Centre for Open & LifeLong Learning in Keetmanshoop on Thursday, 16 August.
One of the region’s biggest employers in the South, Namdeb has offered its support, by making the Oranjemund venue available.
The visit will inform the youth and aspiring entrepreneurs about the activities and operations of the various centres. These centres work together to create a platform that provides all possible tools for those that are motivated to educate themselves, improve and move forward.
Inge Zaawani-Kamwi, the managing director of Namdeb said that they understand the important role  the Namibia Business Innovation Centre and the other centres do for the youth. “The Namdeb Foundation gladly supports these initiatives for entrepreneurial development through its Corporate Social Responsible programme, ensuring that people in this part of the country get the same opportunity as in the capital.”
Dagmar Honsbein, the general manager of Namibia Business Innovation Centre said, “Attendees will gain access to capacity building and a broad network of mentors and facilitators in education, training, research, entrepreneurship and development.”
Explaining why the youth and aspiring entrepreneurs should come to the open days, Honsbein said the Namibia Business Innovation Centre together with the other centres limit their services to Windhoek. “Through this visit, young people will understand the operations taking place within these centres and how you can make use of our services, especially for aspiring entrepreneurs.”

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