- Published on 21 March 2012
Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO)
is a Namibian Trust aiming at creating social awareness among young people using arts.
OYO works with young people to target social issues such as HIV prevention, sexual health, alcohol and drug abuse, stigma and discrimination through writing, drama, dance, music, and the visual arts. OYO programmes provide youth - whether they are in school or out of school - with information and tools that enable them to make informed decisions.
OYO engages youth. Youth create and perform in theatre, dance, video film productions and exhibitions that are presented to schools and communities not only in their regions but also throughout Namibia. Youth actively participate in creating publications such as the hugely popular magazine, OYO, Young, latest and cool and in developing information and education media that give a voice to Namibian youth and a platform for open discussion of issues they face and questions they have.