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NBIC Social Media Training in Ongwediva a success

Asnath Kambunga with RLabs Graduates from Ongwediva

Asnath Kambunga with RLabs Graduates from Ongwediva

Over the past two months, the Namibia Business Innovation Centre hosted a Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs) training on social networking. The training was offered for free and was targeted at young, motivated individuals from Ongwediva and surrounding areas with a desire to learn more about social media.
Through the training the NBIC equips the youth with knowledge and skills they can use to market their business initiatives. They can also work for companies that require a social media consultant to manage their Facebook or Twitter accounts for example. In this time and age, businesses that do not have any social media presence are loosing out on building their online community and driving traffic towards their website.
Through the RLabs training, participants are taught how they can assist business in finding solutions to some of these challenges. The participants in Ongwediva were very receptive and saw the importance of the social media training. During the training 14 participants were taken through what social media is and how to create a social media plan. In addition to these skills, the participants were taught how to engage the public through public speaking.
Lastly the NBIC trained the participants on how to train others on the knowledge they had gained.
Asnath Kambunga, RLabs Country coordinator was encouraged by the commitment shown by the youth from Ongwediva. “RLabs would like to partner with institutions such as the National Youth Council and National Youth Service in order for the training to reach more Namibian youth since we currently have 10% of our population using social media”she said.

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