Namibian students get scholarships to study

Jan 31, 2017

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.

The scholarship-programme was made possible through the NFA’s partnership with German Development Cooperation through the German development agency GIZ and private German partners Futouris e.V. and the TUI Care Foundation.

NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge Enlarge image NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge (© German Embassy Windhoek) The twelve graduates kicked off their scholastic year of training with a four day tour to the AfriCat Foundation situated at Okonjima Lodge taking part in their Environmental Education Programme. The tour started on January 25 with high-level attendance by the German Ambassador to Namibia Christian Schlaga and the Head of Cooperation from the German Embassy Christian Grün. The German partners underlined the importance of the NFA Girls Centre as a safe space for young women to meet, be educated and make use of different sporting activities. Ambassador Schlaga stressed, that “educational programs such as these not only help to empower the girls, but ultimately improve the employability of Namibian women.”

The AfriCat Foundation’s Environmental Education Programme will further compliment and enrich the learning experience of the students who are on the verge of starting their full year diploma course which will run from February 1 until the end of 2017.

In an effort to further empower the Namibian youth, the NFA Girls Centre, together with GIZ, is aiming to arrange another round of trainings towards the end of the year.

© German Embassy Windhoek

Diploma in Restaurant Management

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The GIZ is responsible for implementing the German government's development policy projects and programs. It was formed in late 2010, from the merger of the German development agencies GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), DED (German Development Service) and InWEnt (Capacity Building International).