Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams with NANSO delegates
|Story by Rafael Hangula
The new leadership of the Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) yesterday (Thursday 22 February) presented its Strategic Plan to the Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams during the Courtesy Call on the Chairperson. The young and vibrant delegation also introduced the new leadership of the organisation to the Chairperson.
The strategic plan spells out the organizations’ intend to move from where it is currently to greater heights in order to achieve its mandate, that of representing students, as well as to formulate the working relationships and assist in the programs that the National Council has, especially if it is in line with the mandate of NANSO.
NANSO President Ester Simon explained that the new leadership would like to focus on the rebranding of the organization and to improve on the negative perceptions and reputation it gained for the past couple of years. She stressed that NANSO is not anti-government but aims to achieve its common goals, one of them the accessibility of education to all leaners across the country.
The organization also aims to introduce the financial literacy program, the tutorial program for graduates who completed their studies to start tutoring and the bursary scheme to assist students financially amongest others.
On her part, the Chairperson said; “I am very happy that you are coming up with practical issues and not just other ideologies, hence congratulations for tapping from the basic things.”
She further encouraged the NANSO leadership to come up with planning on how to deal with disturbing conditions such as human trafficking, child marriages, homeless kids and many other issues that are affecting the society.
“I would like to make a call on NANSO to make that part of your human rights programs, that you help those who are in need,” she said.
The new leadership of NANSO was elected into power in December 2017.