The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Work for Free to Gain Experience - De Klerk

THE Women's Action for Development (WAD) executive director, Veronica De Klerk, has urged youth complaining of not finding jobs to work for free to gain the experience required by employers.

THE Women's Action for Development (WAD) executive director, Veronica De Klerk, has urged youth complaining of not finding jobs to work for free to gain the experience required by employers.

"Do not sit idle at home. Go and work for free to just gain experience," De Klerk urged.

De Klerk made the call at the WAD graduation ceremony at Keetmanshoop yesterday where 300 unemployed young people across the //Karas Region received certificates for completing basic computer literacy, office administration, needle work, hospitality and catering training offered by WAD.

Rosh Pinah Skorpion Zinc Mine donated N$150 000 towards the training of the youth.

De Klerk also appealed to the //Karas Regional Council to take the graduates to the next level by connecting them to public and private institutions in the region to undergo in-service training or to provide them with materials and equipment to start their own income generating projects.

She further encouraged those who want to venture into entrepreneurship to take risks in their endeavours to become successful.

" Not risking at all is more detrimental than risking and failing. It is not a shame to fall, but it is a shame not to get up," De Klerk advised.

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