Windhoek-based Ndjuluwa97 Academy continues to strive for excellence in education, arts and sports, by constantly investing in post- and undergraduate students through its internship programmes.
Elivi Shinedima established the academy with the intention of providing extra lessons to learners of all grades, and assisting Namcol students who are struggling with their schoolwork.
“The goal is to use modern pedagogy to mentor and train future Namibian leaders, to promote critical thinking among learners, and to make learning more effective, fun and practical,” Shinedima told Youth Corner.
The academy ensures exposure to a diverse learning experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom setting.
Their services include one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, sports such as chess and karate, and soft skills training in areas such as public speaking, financial literacy, and interview preparation.
“Work-integrated learning (WIL) gives students the opportunity to put theory into practice. It also exposes them to the world of work, helps them become employable, and understand their career options,” said Petrina Batholmeus from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) cooperative education unit.
Eva-Liisa Itope, who is currently an intern at the academy, says an internship is beneficial as it helps develop students’ professional competence, and opens doors for more opportunities.
Ndjuluwa97 provides a productive and safe working environment to promote the wellness of the employees and learners.
The establishment is exposed to a diverse group of individuals, so it helps everyone to feel equal and welcomed.
“It helps you to have the confidence in working with different people from different backgrounds,” said another intern, Mikael Jonas.
Shiningayamwe Pelagia, on the other hand, described her time at the academy as a fantastic experience that has helped her break out of her shell.
The academy encourages students and recent graduates from all areas to apply for their internships.