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CREATING SOCIAL AWARENESS

AMONGST THE YOUTH

THROUGH ARTS

OMBETJA YEHINGA ORGANISATION

Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) is a Namibian Trust aiming at creating social awareness among young people using Arts.

MISSION

The organisation aims at using the arts - both visual and performing – to create awareness and mitigate the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other social problems such as domestic violence, rape, and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs amongst the youth of Namibia.

VISION

OYO’s vision is to develop a society in which there is broad access to information and the arts. By developing their creative skills, young people empower themselves to make informed choices, and thus become more prosperous, increase their life expectancy, and improve the quality of their live.

PROJECTS & TOOLS

An overview of the 4 tools that we use to create projects among the youth in Namibia

  • OYO Magazine

    The ‘OYO, young, latest and cool’ magazine is the oldest OYO project. The first issue was produced in 2002. It started as a 4-page newsletter and is now a 73-page glossy magazine.

  • OYO Dance Troupe

    The OYO Dance Troupe is a branch of the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust. Created in 2008, it followed on from the success of OYO’s production ‘The Namibian Odysseus’.

  • OYO Films

    Since 2006, OYO has produced various educational DVDs and developed a unique approach to inviting young people (18 to 23-year-old) and having them engage in writing workshops.

  • OYO Youth Groups

    OYO has since 2006 been working with unemployed out-of-school youth groups and trained them in theatre, dancing and singing. Training is always done under a specific theme relevant to the youth of Namibia.

News

News around Ombetja Yehinga Organisation

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (born October 25, 1881, in Spain – died April 8, 1973, in France) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century. Known worldwide as...
Following its successful premiere at Ster Kinekor Grove Mall on 01 February 2024 ‘Lukas’, the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) latest film, will make history as being the first Namibian film to screen in cinemas in both Namibia (Ster Kinekor Grove ...
Since 2020, people have focussed on COVID-19 and forgotten about HIV. When interviewing young people, OYO found out that they know little about HIV and often don’t know their HIV status.  Thanks to support from the Mercury Phoenix Foundation and...
Over the years, it has produced internationally acclaimed movies such as ‘Salute!’ (first ever Namibian film nominated as Best Film Southern Africa at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards), ‘Kukuri’ and ‘Kapana’ (winner of major awards on four dif...
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (born October 25, 1881, in Spain – died April 8, 1973, in France) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century. Known worldwide as...
Jean-Philippe Leo Smet, better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock’n’roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock’n’roll to France. During a career spanning 57 years, he released 79 albums, sang an estimated ...

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