VisionCore Namibia will hold the fourth edition of its annual study and development camp for teenage girls at the Zion Youth Centre in Windhoek from 24 to 26 August.
VisionCore founder and director Aletta Eises-Thanises told Nampa on Monday the camp is designed to motivate and inspire girls to break through the barriers that prevent them from realising their full potential. It also prepares them for a competitive and productive adulthood.
“The girl child faces enormous challenges on a daily basis at all levels of her life. With the camp, the girls learn how to face challenges and overcome them and set their personal goals and realizing them,”
She added that attendees will learn about the importance of working hard and accomplishing what they want in a low-stress setting.
“The girls will make new friends and develop an appreciation for the qualities required to cultivate relationships. They will also learn about honesty, ethics, respect and tolerance of culture and foster independence and strengthen peer support systems,” she said.
Eises-Thanises said the organisation complements the efforts of the government towards building a knowledgeable society.
VisionCore has thus far reached more than 1 000 girls in the Kunene, Khomas, Hardap and Otjozondjupa regions through its camps, workshops and seminars.
Additional key objectives of the camp are minimising teenage pregnancies; minimising school dropouts and teaching key strategies to build self-confidence, the importance of education and self-knowledge and building self-esteem, among others.
VisionCore is a community-based organisation that aims to develop and empower the youth, girls in particular, with education, training and skills development.
The organisation has been doing this since 2012 by helping girls with study methods, language development, critical thinking and career choice advice.