WINDHOEK, Sept. 26 – Over the weekend, over 40 people took part in the “Bring a future Chevener Hike“ in the Khomas Mountain on farm Godeis.
The British High Commission in conjunction with the Chevening Alumni Association of Namibia hosted the hike for both the Chevening alumni and potential Chevening applicants.
Through a guided tour by plant experts, the hike raised environmental awareness and increased conservation knowledge among the participants, with a special focus on medical usage of local plants in times of climate change.
In addition, the hike brought together the members of the Chevening Alumni Association Namibia and associated partners such as Petrofund. It provided a unique networking opportunity and strengthened teambuilding among the Alumni across various age groups and career fields. Phanuel Kapaama and Abelene Boer lead the alumni in establishing a plan of action for the Alumni.
In order to provide a mentoring and information sharing platform, the Namibian Chevening Alumni were invited to identify and bring along an individual that would have the potential to be a successful candidate for a Chevening Scholarship. During the hike, the potential applicants networked with the alumni and used the opportunity to learn more about studying in the UK and the Chevening scholarship.
The Chevening Alumni Project Fund, Maerua Superspar and Standard Bank Namibia supported the hike through donations. – NDN Staffer