OYO has resumed its training of youth groups and started with the Noordoewer Youth group in the south of Namibia (||Karas region). The youth group received a three weeks training from 01 to 19 February, before going on tour and visiting schools in the region.
The youth group was very active and prepared a performance on COVID19 to encourage learners to take prevention measures seriously. It also looked at the issue of teenage pregnancy and discrimination against what is getting known as ‘lockdown pregnancy girls’.
It was the first workshop and OYO tour since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis. A lot has been learnt, in terms of prevention. While it has not been easy and less schools than usual were visited (OYO didn’t go all the way to Luderitz or Oranjemund this time), OYO could spend time with learners again. Learners were very eager to see OYO back and enjoyed the event tremendously.
OYO took this chance to bring its counsellor to schools and advertise for the OYO counselling line. The tour was made possible thanks to support from Horizon Trust.