WINDHOEK, Jan. 23 – On the backdrop of having helped five young disadvantaged women from the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) have embarked on assisting another group of ten unemployed youth from the Hai-//om San and Ovahimba communities to be trained in hospitality and tracking. The latest training commenced on 22 January 2018 in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa.
The central goal of the training is to empower the previously disadvantaged youth to acquire viable skills that they can make use of to provide for themselves and their respective communities. This initiative forms part of a continuous youth development programme that NWR through its mandate from the two Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) partner countries to develop tourism in Southern Namibia and Northern South Africa is facilitating.
Mrs Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director, said that “having been part of the team that saw the five young women graduate last year, I am pleased with the growth of this programme since its inception. As NWR, we are privileged to be in a position to give back to our surrounding communities. Through this training, we aim to create a skilled generation that is knowledgeable about the sector we operate within. – NDN Staffer