The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team hosted filming crew from the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) at the UN House on Thursday, 7 July 2016. NAMCOL is an educational institution that provides study opportunities for adults and out-of-school youth.
The College has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education to develop a series of video programmes in a range of Grades 10 – 12 subjects as part of the Ministry’s strategy to support learners countrywide.
The young local actors (students) came to record an educational series which aims at educating students about the role of various international organizations in Namibia as part of the Junior Secondary School History curriculum.
Using video cameras, lights and microphones, the students filmed interviews, skits and conversations based off of an informative script they had put together. In the script, the students described SADC, the AU and other organizations and discussed how certain countries had gained independence, including Namibia. They also filmed a stimulating quiz regarding the information for the viewers to take part in while watching.
To create a professional backdrop, the students filmed in the UNIC Windhoek library as well as outside the UN House, using banners, Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Country placards, and educational posters depicting the role of the United Nations in historical events such as the Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide.
UNIC Windhoek was happy to be able to provide the students with the space and materials needed to create a series aimed at educating and empowering youth. NAMCOL intends to film/record video lessons over the next two months. These lessons will be broadcasted on NBC National Television before the end of the year national examinations commencing in October 2016.