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Here to help the youth

Mr Edmund Khoaseb, Director of Greener Pastures Namibia an NGO that works with the youth to improve their lives.

Mr Edmund Khoaseb, Director of Greener Pastures Namibia an NGO that works with the youth to improve their lives.

Edmund Khoaseb, Director of Greener Pastures Namibia an NGO that works with the youth, to improve their lives economically, socially and spiritually.
Khoaseb said he saw the need for such an NGO because the youth of today are suffering economically, they do not have money or the means to make money for themselves and their families, they also suffer socially because they do not know how to interact with their peers and with people in their communities, they would rather turn to alcohol, than be positive influences in their communities and spiritually because a person is not just their flesh, they have a spirit and if all your mind, body and spirit are in-tune with each other there is noting that can stop you.
“We give them training and with their skills they can go into the market and find jobs, we also look for jobs for them, spiritually we do nothing for them, but we want them to be well rounded adults and the spirit plays a big part in this, and socially for them to find out where they fit in their communities and how they can improve their communities for the better,” said Khoaseb.

“We currently do not have offices, but we operate from Tanidare Empowerment Centre in Soweto, and I want to emphasise that we are not a choir, we are here to help the youth”, said Khoaseb. He added that they get their funds from donations, but they do not want to exhaust people financially, therefore they hold fund raising events for themselves and that membership is free. He added that this is not a money making scheme, but an initiative started to help young people because the situation at the grassroots level is very bad.
“We have the faith that we will make a difference in the community, so that the youth of Namibia can be their best, because the youth has a lot of potential, their energy must just be directed in the right direction” concluded Khoaseb.
Greener Pastures can be contacted at [email protected]

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