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World Book & Copyright Day: UN System, ADS and Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Promotes Reading Culture in Namibian Schools

In commemoration of World Book and Copyright Day, the United Nations System in Namibia, in collaboration with the Association of Diplomatic Spouses (ADS) and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, jointly donated reading books to 160 ‘previously disadvantaged’ learners of the Havana Primary School on Friday, 21 April 2017.

The partnership initiative aims to inculcate a culture of reading amongst the Namibian child as well as encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have books of their own.  As study after study shows that children who have strong reading skills also have other skills for success: better attention and concentration skills, greater general knowledge, and feel more confident in exploring and learning.

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DHPS learns about quality education and gender equality through “Prosperous Paths”

DHPS- Prosperous PathsLast week, the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia’s female empowerment programme ‘Prosperous Paths’ surpassed its target of educating 5,000 girls about Goal 5 of the SDGs, namely gender equality. Yesterday, another 150 learners at Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) Windhoek took part in the campaign, increasing the total amount of girls now traveling along prosperous paths and actively combating gender inequality to 5,560 pupils.

The students warmly welcomed Dr. Jean Pierre Ilboudo, the Representative to Namibia of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Windhoek along with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team for the ‘Prosperous Paths’ outreach. Continue reading