Shaping Namibia's future leaders

Prince Ndeunyema
Nestled in the heart of Namibia, Concordia College stands as a beacon of academic excellence, diversity and community engagement. Established in the colonial era by Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM), now Namdeb, this prestigious institution has evolved into a true pride of the nation. Originally founded with the aim of providing education for highly intelligent children who would go on to become teachers, Concordia College broke new ground as the first multi-racial state-operated school in Namibia. The school's diamond-shaped logo pays homage to its diamond mining roots and the high calibre of learners it has cultivated over the years.
Today, Concordia College continues to thrive, boasting an impressive enrollment of 1 023 learners as of 2020. One of the school's standout achievements is its offering of German as a foreign language, reflecting the institution's commitment to providing a well-rounded education. At the forefront of Concordia's learner leadership is head boy Ginel Goagoseb. In addition to his role as the head of the learners' representative
council (LRC), he also holds the prestigious position of junior mayor of the City of Windhoek. Through his leadership, Goagoseb has been a driving force in addressing social causes, particularly those affecting the youth, and tackling the stigmatisation of the boy child. In one of his many projects, the young scholar also worked with the president of Bremen Parliament in Germany, Antje Grottheer, for the inauguration of the City of Windhoek's waste buy-back centre, which is a collaborative project between the sister cities Windhoek and Bremen funded through the European Union.
"Ginel is a true inspiration to our learners," the principal said. He exemplifies Concordias values of academic excellence, community engagement and social responsibility. "We are proud to have him as one of our heroes."
As Goagoseb awaits to be inaugurated by the outgoing junior mayor Sylvia Shapumba from Windhoek High School, the excitement among Concordia's matriculants is palpable. The class of 2024 eagerly awaits the unveiling of their matric jackets, a symbolic milestone in their academic journey and a testament to the school's commitment to nurturing the next generation of Namibian leaders.