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Training for the neglected South

Students who completed the WAD training programme received their certificates at the WAD 2013 Field Day and graduation ceremony in Mariental last week.

Students who completed the WAD training programme received their certificates at the WAD 2013 Field Day and graduation ceremony in Mariental last week.

One hundred and thirty students have successfully completed training courses in Computer Literacy, Office Administration, Hospitality, and Tailoring, presented by trainers from the organisation Women’s Action for Development (WAD), over a period of several months. The training was done in Mariental. The certificates were awarded at the WAD 2013 Field Day and graduation ceremony.
Executive Director of WAD, Ms Veronica de Klerk drew attention to the sterling performance of one particular student, saying “I am particularly proud of a brilliant young man from this town, namely Kennedy Jantze, who attained distinctions in both Computer Literacy and Office Administration, with an outstanding marks of 96% and 95%. Congratulations, Kennedy, I am proud of you –  well done” she said.
During the same training phase, Nampol officers from Mariental were trained in gender-related laws. and also received certificates.
The field day was attended by many dignitaries from the region, as well as Mr Holger Haibach of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Mr Paulus Noa, who delivered the keynote address.
De Klerk said the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation has acted as the main donor of WAD since its establishment 19 years ago. “I wish to express my profound appreciation towards the Foundation and the German Government, for its commitment towards WAD and the upliftment of the people of Namibia.
She pointed out that Old Mutual, Nedbank and Mutual & Federal, have been WAD’s trusted BEE partners since 2007, saying “The “Field Day would not have been possible, had it not been for their valued commitment and financial support towards WAD’s Field Days across the country, for the past years.
De Klerk appealed to the Regional Council and the Hardap Governor to help ensure that the newly-qualified students find work at public and private institutions.

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