Each Wednesday, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments. This Wednesday, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Stacey Pinto, a Lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM) who also works at the British Commission and is a published author.
Read along as Stacey discusses her career, the challenges she has faced and how it is important for people to work together to take action in order to achieve women’s empowerment.
1.) Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your career?
My name is Stacey Pinto (née Susa). I am a 29 year old woman who loves God and life, and I am passionate about investing time and effort into social issues that help change lives. I am a firm believer in people’s potential to be the change, no matter where life places them. Continue reading
Each Wednesday, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments. This Wednesday, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Tara van Eck, a broadcast journalist and radio presenter at Kanaal 7.
In an interview with UNIC Windhoek, Tara shares her thoughts on women’s empowerment and the power of broadcast journalism in promoting positive change.
Check out her interview!
1.) Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career?
I grew up in a very creative home. You know, in a ‘dance to Elvis while cleaning the dishes’ kind of way. My mom is a ballet teacher, and she also raised three girls as a single parent. I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me, and I am so proud to call her my mom. Continue reading
In order to promote women’s empowerment and to generate awareness of the importance of gender equality, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek celebrates women and their accomplishments each Wednesday. For this week’s #WednesdayCelebrateWomen #WCW, UNIC Windhoek celebrates Bridget Jenkins, a history teacher and Deputy Principal at St. Paul’s College in Windhoek, Namibia.
Before finding herself at St. Paul’s, Bridget was born and raised in a rural village along the coast of South Wales. At the age of 16, she had the opportunity to attend an international college that aims to develop international understanding, the United World College of the Atlantic, where she met people from all around the world. This experience had a large impact on Bridget, who continued on with her education at University in York.
Through her University’s Centre of Southern African Studies, she became interested in the history of southern Africa and met many Namibians who were campaigning for Independence at the time. Her experiences motivated her to continue studying, finishing with a Masters of Arts in African History and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been teaching and enjoying a career in education ever since. Continue reading