Empowering young minds for success

Investing in the youth
The Bank of Namibia STEAM Expo focused on empowering young individuals from various schools with the essential tools and skills needed to succeed in their careers.
Phillipus Josef
Held in Windhoek in partnership with MindsInAction, the Bank of Namibia (BoN) STEAM Expo aimed to equip young minds with the necessary tools and skills to excel in the professional world.

With four schools in attendance - PK de Villiers Secondary School, Wennie Du Plessis High School, Nuuyoma Senior Secondary School and Hans Daniel Namuhuja Senior Secondary School - the event focused on investing in the future capabilities of the youth.

By providing learners with the resources they need, the expo aimed to transform weaknesses into strengths and unlock their full potential.

It sought to narrow the gap between Namibia and other countries by empowering learners to excel in various fields.

Speaking at the expo, BoN deputy governor Leonie Dunn said she believes one of the keys to helping young minds excel is through science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education.

"By incorporating STEAM into the curriculum, children can be effectively prepared for future jobs and business opportunities," she said.

She added that this approach also helps ensure financial stability by equipping the next generation with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complex world.

Through interactive workshops and demonstrations, learners were able to explore different areas of STEAM to foster creativity and innovation.

Overall, the BoN STEAM Expo was a step towards preparing Namibian youth for success in a rapidly changing global economy, and encouraging them to become leaders in their fields.