Tag Archives: Peace

Nelson Mandela International Day: UNIC Windhoek serves the Trail Blazers of our time

DSC_0294As the population of persons 65 years and older grows, society needs to be prepared to serve the elderly, the trail blazers of our time. Nowadays, many old people are neglected or forgotten by their children and support systems as society moves away from being more family centric. This means volunteers play an important role in caring for the varying needs of the elderly, including not only spiritual concerns, but health and mobility issues, emotional needs, and other practical concerns of daily life.

In celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day, which is commemorated annually across the globe on 18 July, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek used its #Time2Serve the elderly of the Katutura Old People’s Home. The team aimed to provide companionship and support to a generation which is commonly neglected and to provide space for this generation to be able to share their stories and be heard. Continue reading

Express Peace! Storytelling and drawing contest for children


A call to all students to enter!

Are you aged 5 to 10? Enter the contest! Submit a drawing!

Are you aged 11 to 18? Submit a story!

Deadline has been extended to 21 August 2015

The contest entries should illustrate the values of peace or how cultural diversity contributes to peace.



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