14 YOUTH CORNER Wednesday, July 19 2017 | NEW ERA Miss Jan Jonker vows to support fellow learners Photo: Contributed Beauty queen… Rosalia Hofnie who has been crowned Miss Jan Jonker 2017 last Friday. Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Miss Jan Jonker Secondary School 2017 Rosalia Hofnie, 16, says she will use her title as the face of the school to support fellow learners who are not capable of helping themselves. Her main focus is mainly to support female learners by providing them with sanitary pads, as that is one of the main challenges affecting young girls when it comes to completing their education. She stressed that some female learners who cannot afford to buy the pads have to skip classes as they are uncomfortable during classes. “I will also help learners who don’t have enough study materials to provide them with some, such as textbooks, in order for them to pass their grades.” Rosalia was crowned last Friday night, pipping 11 other conterstants to the title during a glittery beauty pageant at Eldorado Senior Secondary. “I am overjoyed, being crowned as the face of our school is an exiting experience in my life. It is a positive and encouraging lifetime experience that I will [cherish] for the rest of my life,” an excited Rosalia said. Born and raised in Windhoek – Rosalia currently a 9th grader – developed her passion for modeling in 2011 and has so far participated in more than five pageants. She previously won the titles of Miss Omuaha Street, Miss Freedom Land, and Miss Okuryangava. “I love modeling, because I always dream of becoming a super model. And my dreams came true when I modeled for the first time in 2011,” she says, adding that she also felt the need to express herself in a creative way. “I strongly believe in myself,” she says. In five years’ time Rosalia sees herself working her way up in the modeling industry. She signed off by saying: “I would like to participate in as many beauty pageants as possible and take part in Miss Namibia, as well. Traveling the world and exploring my career in modeling are my priorities.” Why teenagers need to get contraceptives Lucy Lamble, Liz Ford and Kary Stewart For 1.8 billion young people, family planning will be vital in shaping lives and livelihoods. As leaders prepared for the London Family Planning Summit which was last week, Lucy Lamble looked at the challenges ahead LL: In January this year, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy – also known as the “global gag rule”, which bars any overseas organisation receiving US aid from mentioning abortion in their work. In April, the US administration also cut funding to the United Nations Population Fund. Julia Bunting again. Uganda may well be one of the countries affected. Ali Kaviri (AK). AK: I also happen to be a chair of the African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population Development, which is largely connected by UNFPA. And there’s a lot of support that we are receiving from UNFPA that is aimed at reaching out to youth groups. To ensure that we have access to family planning information and services, there is support for our comprehensive sexuality education, support aimed at saving mothers from dying, saving young mothers contracting fistula and so many other issues. So, that alone has a very big impact on women’s reproductive choices and it’s going to affect especially young people in Uganda that are heavily affected in this country. LL: The US announcement leaves a big funding gap, which means that national governments will now have to think hard about prioritising family planning in their budgets. Beth Schlachter (BS). BS: What we’re going to have to do is also see if our development partners in countries can do more as well to meet some of their need. UNFPA provides contraceptives in a number of countries but they also provide technical assistance and that’s where we really need to make sure that people on the ground to help developing countries to build their capacities, to expand their own programmes. So it’s those partnerships and efficiencies they’re in that are one of the areas that we’re going to have to look at in order to be able to maintain the programmes we have and to grow them for the future. LL: How are people on the ground going to get round this? Ali Kaviri again. AK: Through the Women Deliver programme, and particularly through the World Contraception Day project that’s potentially between Women Deliver and Bayer, together with youth advocates, are being supported to launch a maiden, sort of, platform in this country. And that’s the Youth SRHR website. You can access it online. We are trying to ease information access to young people. We have a broadcast radio, which is integrated with the website, and it’s purely broadcasting information around family planning. There’s a page where you can learn basically about family planning. You can even access some youth [information] that we have been able to release. You can have an interface with experts. Annet Kyarimpa Mukabe (AKM). AKM: There are quite a number of non-government organisations that are providing youth friendly services. But this is limited in terms of numbers, geographical coverage and the reach for young people. So, I think it’s important for governments to have youth friendly services in the public health facilities. That will address the stigma, but it will create space for young people. Space in terms of physical infrastructure, having trained staff in providing youth friendly services. But also at community level to be able to address the cultural and traditional barriers that stop young girls from demanding and using family and sexual reproductive services. LL: As stakeholders prepare to meet at the 2017 summit this summer, Beth Schlachter believes that now more than ever the global community must pull together. BS: So I think the summit comes at a perfect time because it allows us to plan together how we’re going to work together smarter and more effectively going forward, recognising that this a period of transition and uncertainty. So it’s a really positive moment for pulling the community together to say we’ve been working on family planning for 50 years; we’ve weathered different kinds of transitions before. We’re a strong sector, we know the work that we need to do, now let’s just get on with it. And let’s make sure we’re working the partnership in a way that keeps everybody together and making those decisions that are going to allow us to advance. - Africa.com DHPS invites all to Big Walk WINDHOEK The Deutsche Hohere Primerschule (DHPS) is inviting all its friends to a day full of fun and nice goodies when it hosts the Big Walk on Farm Aris this coming Saturday. The fun includes 14 km hike with delicious snacks en route and on the festival grounds, and of course, food and drinks will be provided including ice cream, steak-rolls and cakes to cater for everyone’s taste. Vouchers are used for payment at the Big Walk. These vouchers (N and N0) are available at the Kreutzberger building and the DHPS administration (from Mon-Fri, 06h45 – 08h00 and 11h30 – 13h10) and during the Big Walk until 15h00 at the fairgrounds. The school looks forward to many cheerful hikers and visits to the DHPS Big Walk on Farm Aris. The objective of the DHPS Big Walk is to bring its school community closer together and to enjoy a day in nature. For Grades 1-6 attendance is compulsory, but they are always welcome to bring their family and friends along. This is one of the school’s biggest fundraisers for the primary section. Thus the schools is thrilled to be welcoming all and sundry and to get to know them in person. Those who will not be hiking are welcome to make a turn for a cup of coffee and some yummy homemade cake.
Wednesday, July 19 2017 | NEW ERA Inside BUSINESS: CONSUMER NEWS 15 Urate system pays dividends for FNB Staff Reporter Windhoek FNB Namibia’s Urate – a SMS customer feedback solution – is a customer-centred tool that enables FNB to entrench key metrics, drive positive frontline employee behaviour and monitor progress through an independent rating process. After serving a customer, frontline employees initiate a SMS request for rating feedback to each customer that can be monitored at national, regional, branch and individual level for excellence. Group service manager Erica Mulondo says: “We encourage all our customers to participate when they receive a SMS after being served by one of our frontline staff. During our pilot phase, Maerua Mall branch has come out tops and we congratulate them for their superior customer service shown over the past few months. Our top consultant for the testing phase hails from the Katutura branch and we are excited to get more feedback, now that all frontline staff will participate.” Erica continues: “Some of the most successful businesses have one thing in common – great customer service. Not only can improving customer experience provide a means of differentiating our brand – good experience also leads to greater customer and employee loyalty, satisfaction and retention as well as a better bottom line.” Part of the FNB core group service vision is building a vibrant customer-centric culture, providing measurement and feedback loops, and delivering customer and employee experiences that champion the bank’s service principles. “Urate is designed in such a way that it provides an opportunity for us to reward outstanding customer service through the rating process.” Tops… Staff of Maerua Mall branch with Erica Mulondo, FNB group service manager. Photo: Contributed Renewed sponsorship for Namibia Manufacturing Association Staff Reporter Windhoek The NMA Manufacturer of the Year Gala awards ceremony has received a renewed sponsorship from FNB Namibia Business for the next three years. This year’s support amounts to N0,000. “We know that NMA will host a successful event, especially in promoting entrepreneurs and SMEs – something that is close to the heart of FNB Business,” said Johan van der Westhuizen, executive officer for business at FNB Namibia at the signing of the agreement. The Namibian Manufacturing Association hosts a national annual event to inspire and motivate its members to continue being innovative and to raise awareness of the high standard of manufacturing in Namibia, while at the same time highlighting the important role which the sector plays in wealth and job creation in the country and the rest of the SADC region. ‘We advocate better working relations and dialogue between all stakeholders such as manufacturers, retailers, consumers and government. We thank FNB Namibia for their support and wish to advise that because of their ongoing support, the service of the association to members is greatly enhanced and we are able to deliver on our promises,” Ronnie Varkevisser explains. FNB has a dedicated business division which is geared towards assisting Namibians to achieve their dreams as business people – be it on a large or small scale. “We remain committed to service excellence and recognise the role that the manufacturing business plays in creating much needed employment in our country,” said Johan. Tenders 08/2017 and 25/2017 Website: www.namcol.edu.na | Find us on SMS any feedback or complaint to 320 starting with the word “FEEDBACK” NAMCOL The Namibian College of Open Learning is an educational institution, established by an Act of Parliament, which provides courses for adults and out-of-school youth. NAMCOL would hereby like to invite tenders for the following services: TENDER 08/2017 Provision of Cash-in-Transit and Guarding Services to NAMCOL Enrolment Points for the period of 15/01/2018 - 07/02/2018 0 28th July 2017. Documents are available at a cost of N0 (Non-refundable) from: The Administration Division Independence Avenue Katutura, Windhoek For further inqueries contact: Mr B. 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