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NAMCOL films educational series at UN House

DSC_0005 (1)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. Continue reading

UNIC Windhoek and Hochland students reflect on Genocide in Rwanda

DSC_0057On 7 April, the United Nations observe the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, the theme of this year’s observance is “Fighting Genocide Ideology”.

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team paid a special visit to Hochland High School, where a group of senior, history students in the eleventh grade, learnt more about this internationally observed day.

DSC_0080By reflecting on the Rwanda Genocide, students are guided through the history of the genocide, to build awareness and also understanding, and most importantly, for such events to be a learning lesson that will help prevent similar acts in the future. The educational outreach also raises awareness of the lasting impact of genocide on the survivors, particularly widows, orphans and victims of sexual violence, and the challenges that they still face to this day. Continue reading