In conversation with high school learners

Rudi Bowe

LSK Consulting CC under the leadership of Cliff Shikuambi hosted an event where various speakers motivated and empowered over 500 learners from schools in Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, Arandis and Swakopmund at the Narraville Community Hall in Walvis Bay.
LSK Consulting’s owner Cliff Shikuambi said that the objective of this dialogue platform is to connect the worlds of learning and work as a vital space to better prepare young people for future work and life. And with the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is key for corporate Namibia to play a leading role in ensuring that we bridge the knowledge and expertise gap in young people as early as possible. In so doing, boosting the confidence of the young Namibian child as well as positively informing their decision-making with regards to their career choices backed by industry stakeholder’s participation.
“I am particularly of the view that students and learners need to experience the world of work, particularly work of the future, long before the end of their school going careers”, Shikuambi added.
The dialogue platform was aimed to bring employers and industry-based partners together under one roof with senior learners for a one-day career exhibition complemented by an interactive “In Conversation” dialogue.
The “In Conversation” platform seeks to develop strong narratives around pertinent and topical issues and challenges affecting Namibians daily.
The speakers shared the Namibian dream and unpacking their stories from ordinary to extraordinary during the inspiration session with over 500 Grades 10, 11 and 12 learners from 13 Schools at the coast.
The speakers at the event were, Twapewa Kadhikwa – an Entrepreneur and Founder of Twapewa Kadhikwa Institute of Entrepreneurship and SME Development, Ipupa Kasheeta – Founder of “Ipupak Grow You”, Mr Brent Eiseb – Chief Executive Officer of Namibian Diamond Trading Company (NDTC), Heritha Nankole Muyoba – Acting Chief Executive Officer of EBH Namibia, Jacob Orange – Manager Organisational Development and Training at Namport, Estrolita Petersen – Mrs Universal and Mrs Namibia Globe, Heinrich Hafeni – Emancipations, Entrepreneur and Owner of Hafeni’s Traditional Restaurant, Paul Tangeni Akapandi Ndjambula – Erongo Marine Enterprises and Quinton Johan Simon – Marketing Manager at EBH.
NDTC sponsored 500 copies of a book titled “Successful Entrepreneurship” authored by Twapewa Kadhikwa, to each learner in attendance.
One of the speakers at the event, Ipupa Kasheeta motivated the learners on an a topic titled “Start well, to finish well” underscored by an African proverb that says “When you run alone you run fast, when you run together you run far”.
Shikuambi thanked all the speakers and learners for being part of a panel and he also thanked all the schools, parents and everyone that made the event a great success.
The event was sponsored by NDTC, Twapewa Kadhikwa Institute of Entrepreneurship, Mr & Mrs Savva, Coastal Car Hire Walvis Bay, RO3 Water Walvis Bay and Mosaic Events Management.

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