UNIC Windhoek promotes literacy at Okahandja Secondary School

Okahandja, 24 September: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek handed over a donation of books to Okahandja Secondary School as a way to increase literacy among the youth.

In line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 ‘Quality Education’, the book donations will ensure that the youth have access to information they need to succeed. Through reading, young people can expand their knowledge, becoming empowered and educated, and can position themselves to be employable in the future. Accessible, quality education accelerates poverty reduction and reduces inequalities.

The donation of the books occurred at the end of the Prosperous Paths outreach, UN Namibia’s programme aimed at raising awareness of gender equality and empowering young women, which took place at the school the same day, 24 September 2017.

UNIC Windhoek also handed over a poster with the 17 SDGs for the school to hang up. The National Information Officer, Anthea Basson encouraged the learners to use the resources availed to them to expand their knowledge and to use that knowledge to bring about change in their communities.

Basson also informed the learners that UNIC Windhoek’s library, located in at the UN House in Windhoek, is open for them to visit and expand their knowledge of the UN.