3633 children in Windhoek learn about the UN

bethold 2UNIC Windhoek is proud to conclude the UN4U programme for 2015. With an initial target set at reaching 3000 learners for 2015, the team is proud to announce that UNIC Windhoek has surpassed this target! This year, UNIC managed to reach a total of 3633 learners in Windhoek!

The last school to receive a visit from UNIC Windhoek on Monday 14th September 2015 was the Bethold Himumuine Primary School located in Katutura. The team was welcomed by a group of 520 grade 5, 6 and 7 learners.

The learners were seated in the assembly area eager to find out on what the UNIC team intended to share with them. The UN4U presentation followed an engaging sequence starting with the history and ending off with a video summarizing all the facts the young children had learnt. The Bethold Primary learners were able to answer all the questions posed by the team members and UNIC was proud of their in depth knowledge of the UN. The group received UNIC Windhoek branded pens at the end of the presentation.

The 2015 UN4U programme was a big success, with each school presenting a unique challenge, and requiring a tailored approach. Bringing the message of peace and inspiring 3633 children on the important mandate of the UN has been a rewarding and an important learning experience for the UNIC team. Each school group was different and had a particular interest and engaged differently, however, all the children agreed, that without the United Nations organization, the world would not be what it is today, and many expressed a desire to one day work for the UN.