Capricorn Foundation Commits N$517,000.00 to One Economy Foundation

Martin Endjala

Capricorn Foundation on Friday last week affirmed its support for the One Economy Project at the opening of the #BeFree Youth Campus in Katutura.

The fund which will go towards the Youth Campus’ training facility, brings the total contribution to the Campus to over N$1 million, with the first handover done in October last year of N$500,000.00 for the construction of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Training Centre.

The #BeFree Youth Campus aims to create a one-stop solution for youth between the ages of 13 and 30 to receive integrated multidisciplinary services that offer a holistic approach to youth health.

The campus will cater to young people’s physical and psychological well-being, providing medical services, counselling, and support for life skills.

The training facility and STEM centre that the Capricorn Foundation has contributed to include online learning and after-school tutoring with access to educational resources, Information Technology facilities, a soup kitchen, an outdoor gym and the centre will provide support in coding classes, a library and free Wi-Fi.

Capricorn Foundation’s Communications Executive, Marlize Horn said as Connectors of Positive Change, the foundation believes that it is pivotal to address social inequalities that threaten youth development, and it is done via focus areas which are education, training and entrepreneurial skills development which the #BeFree Youth Centre aims to achieve through their different activities.

“We are therefore proud of our partnership with the One Economy Foundation and that we can be part of this new beginning and season with the Namibian youth as they find their purpose in this safe space,” she said.

First Lady Monica Geingos, said it is important to invest in young people, and this is why the #BeFree Youth Campus has been established and empowered by the youth to create a safe space where they can unlock their full potential, express themselves, receive multidisciplinary services and address taboo topics.

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