CoW hosts leadership course for the youth

09 September 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel A second leadership conference for boys and girls takes place later at the City of Windhoek office chambers later this month.
This follows the first conference that took place in February last year where more than 90 boys and girls from different Windhoek schools participated in the one-day leadership training. During that conference, a variety of topics were covered including dare to dream, leadership and education, reproductive health and sexuality, as well as rights and responsibilities.
This year, the Social Welfare department in collaboration with the Youth Development and Training (YDT) department, are hosting the second conference. This time the event takes the form of a panel discussion and is spread over two days. The first takes place on 21 September and focuses on the impact of HIV/AIDS trends on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3. The second session is scheduled for 26 October with the focus on whether current Namibian medical facilities are adolescent-friendly for those diagnosed as HIV+.
According to a City Council document, the organisers aim to reach 200 children over the two days. Council said that UNAIDS had allocated close to N$50 000 in the 2019/2020 financial year to host the conference while an outstanding N$15 000 will be financed by the Social Welfare and the YDT departments.
According to UNAIDS statistics of 2018, approximately 36.9 million people worldwide lived with HIV/AIDS in 2017. Of this, 1.8 million were children under the age of 15. - [email protected]

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