UNIC Windhoek’s High School Practicum Programme concluded on Friday, 20 May 2016 where 17 high school students from six different high schools in Windhoek received certificates and comprehensive assessments on the three week intensive programme they participated in learning about; the UN, SDGs, Model UN, volunteerism and climate change.
The volunteerism module’s practical assignment was up to the students to make a difference and spread hope. The one component consisted of a clean- up campaign in the Klein Windhoek area, picking up rubbish and actively making a difference. The students had also learnt about climate change and this was also a way to make a difference in the local environment.
The participants then embarked on a mission to spread hope and cheer and bring smiles to other children. They designed and crafted custom banners, cards and motivational messages, designated for cancer patients, and in particular, children. The participants wanted to remind the children that someone else is thinking of them and wishing them well. It was a simple gesture from the participants and a reminder to
The UNIC team delivered the cards to the Cancer Association CEO, Mr. Rolf Hansen, and relayed the well wishes and positive messages the participants had crafted. The Cancer Association was pleased to accept the cards and would distribute it in the hospitals to the children, they were pleased to learn of the effort and time the participants put in to create the cards for the children and congratulated UNIC on the positive programme outcome.