Young people urged to be creative – News

Hans Gariseb of the Khoen Community Development project says creative outlets are crucial for youth development.

Speaking to Desert Radio last week, Gariseb said the creative projects were designed to help young people struggling to find employment due to lack of experience.

The Khoen Community Development project recently organized a music workshop at the Full Gospel Church in Khomasdal.

The workshop, sponsored by the Namibia National Arts Council, aimed to empower young people with disabilities, visual impairments and marginalized people within the community with essential skills to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Gariseb said the initiative aims to improve the dancing and singing skills of youth by connecting them with the right people.

“We develop them, we connect them and we also bring them closer to other entities that are already established to do internships,” he said.

He said the main goal of the project is to include youth with disabilities and marginalized members of the community so they do not feel left out.

The project not only involves talent search, but also aims to instil a positive attitude in young people.

Gariseb said many young Namibians are talented in fields other than athletics and boxing and need the help of the public to achieve their dreams.

“The only legacy we can leave is to empower at least one or two entities or people, where you can see a talent or something and develop it without abusing it,” he said.

Gariseb said that apart from donating money, the public can also help the Khoen Community Development project by volunteering as dance, instrument and voice coaches and helping with administrative work.

He said giving back is worth more than money.

“A constructive and productive idea is more lucrative and could help a person for the rest of their life.”

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