Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with the ministry Health and Social Services, has given bursaries to three nursing students, to enable them to further pursue their studies.
The hand-over took place in Windhoek on 18 April, where three students, one from Welwitchi University and two from UNAM, received bursaries to the total value of N$60 540.00.
Ohorongo Cement approached the Ministry of Health and Social Services for guidance regarding the allocation of bursaries within the Healthcare fraternity.
The bursaries were proposed by Hon. Kavetuna, who made the selection based on merit, in a clear and transparent manner.
“Instead of just supporting one student within healthcare, it made more sense to assist more than one student, especially in the light that they are disadvantaged,” said Hon. Kavetuna.
“We want to create windows towards a better future…for Namibia and its people, and the key to that is through Education,” said Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, MD Ohorongo Cement.
“It does not help that we have hospitals and clinics, but we lack an educated and skilled workforce. Hence our commitment towards the provision of bursaries to support healthcare even further, not only by supplying medical equipment, but to also address the skills within the healthcare system,” said Schütte.
“Nursing is as important as any other component of the healthcare system, which is aimed at improving the capacity, quality, efficiency and safety of healthcare,” said Hon. Kavetuna.
“I believe in the issue of helping to empower nurses so that they feel comfortable providing input when physicians are making patient care decisions.”
The following students were recipients of the bursaries: Ms. Helena Kakunawe Hofeni, Mr. Henry L. Dollar, Mr. Clement K. Samati.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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