Select Page

Photographic exhibition to help improve health and reduce poverty

Photographic exhibition to help improve health and reduce poverty

The Phoenix Project, a partnership between the University of Namibia and Cardiff University in Wales, will be displayed from 10 November 2017 to 18 February 2018 at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) at 18:00.

The work is set to improve health and reduce poverty in the country through the photographic exhibition.

One of the key themes is the power of the youth of Namibia in science, health and national development, which emphasises that youth energy, goodness and enterprise will make things better for all Namibians. Health also features prominently including heart health, anaesthesia, critical care and first response in trauma care, areas in which the Phoenix Project has been prominent.

The organisers stated that not only is the exhibition a tool to showcase the good work the project has done in Namibia but it is a great educational tool for the various visitors to the NAGN. The project is a great showcase of how the arts and science can work together.

Professor Judith Hall, Project Leaders said Phoenix has achieved a lot in a short space of time as visitors to the exhibition will appreciate, but there is much more I want to do and will do.

Professor Lazarus Hangula, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia said the project is a perfect example that north-south collaboration is not only possible but also that it can be very successful as well.

The project’s work taps into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty, health and well being and education.


About The Author

Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.