Education, Youth

Winners of the Namibian Children Writing Competition Announced

WINDHOEK , APRIL 25 – The top three winners of the Namibian Children Writing Competition were recently announced, as Cherise Vogel – The Gifted Girl, Grace Nantinda – Maria Becomes a Teacher, and Movirongo Nguvitjita who wrote Olufuko Princess.

The competition ran from July to September last year and a total of 125 submissions were received, of which 30 submissions had been received from the Shinime Shiivula Primary School in the Oshana region.

FNB Namibia sponsored cash prizes towards the winning story writers at the recent book launch. Gordon Pokolo, FNB Sponsorship Manager said that this Writing Competition was a great opportunity for children who want to become authors.

Pokolo added: “We believe that developing a love for reading and writing is of the utmost importance for young children. A child with a book or pencil in her or his hands is a child with a bright future. FNB congratulates these young talents and wish them every success going forward.” – NDN Staffer