A Centenary Gift for Namibia’s President
A hand-carved wooden plaque – a symbolic gift to Namibian President Hage Geingob commemorating the Centenary of Scouting in Namibia – was handed over to newly appointed Vice President Nangolo Mbumba by Scouts of Namibia (SoN) at the Old State House in Windhoek on Feb. 23.
Mbumba received the gift on behalf of the President from a four-person SoN delegation, thus concluding a year of events and activities marking 100 years of Scouting in Namibia (1917-2017).
The delegation briefed Mbumba on SoN’s progress over the past year which included the launch of its Scouting in Schools programme, the revamping of its youth educational programme, the expansion of its Food For Life project, the continuing development of its San People Fruit Tree Project at Tsintsabis, and its phenomenal membership growth all over the country.
The vice president also was pleased to hear about SoN’s inauguration of a kindergarten and community vegetable garden in Omakange in partnership with Scouts from Scotland, as well as the organisation’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SOS Children’s Villages-Namibia to introduce Scouting at SOS’ centres in Windhoek, Tsumeb and Ondangwa.
SoN has approximately 2,500 members in communities around Namibia.
CENTENARY GIFT - Members of Scouts of Namibia hand over a gift highlighting the values of Scouting to Namibia’s new Vice President Nangolo Mbumba for presentation to President Hage Geingob in honour of Scouting’s 100th anniversary in Namibia (1917-2017). From left are National Administrative Officer Uaundja Tjituka, Chief Scout Jim Kastelic, Vice President Mbumba, National Food For Life Coordinator Ester Hilundwa and SoN President Frank van Rooyen.