28 November 2012

Namibia: Youths Camp At UNAM

Windhoek — The International Youth Fellowship (IYF) Mindset Camp starting this Friday aims at bringing youth from various backgrounds in Windhoek together.

The camp takes place at the University of Namibia's main campus and will kick off with the opening ceremony on Friday at 19h00 with the closing ceremony on Sunday. " We want to bring together young people in society, especially between the ages of 18 and 30 who will come together to discuss issues affecting them in their various lives, and hopefully find solutions to them," says IYF's Caleb Hong.

He adds that discussions will look at changing the lifestyles and behaviours of the young people, particularly those who will attend who will in turn educate other young people about what they will learn. "We will tackle issues around HIV and AIDS and how we can prevent it from spreading amongst the youth in the country, alcohol abuse, how to prevent further cases of violence and more," he says.

According to Hong, an estimated 95 percent of the population are Christians and this camp will also address issues related to the Bible and make the young people understand that they can follow a religious route to avoid finding themselves in situations. "We still experience cases of suicide and this is very much against the Bible, and if they can learn that they we have a better chance of reaching out through many other youths through the Bible and hopefully reduce the number of these cases from happening," he adds.

Hong urges all young people interested to attend the event and engage with other youths in solving these issues that he says affects the young society on a day to day basis.

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