The Old Mutual Foundation has announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind Old Mutual Foundation Indaba, set to take place on 25 October 2023.

This initiative aims to address the pressing issue of youth unemployment in Namibia by providing practical solutions, insightful discussions, and valuable skill development opportunities to young professionals.

The first ever indaba will be themed “Spilling the Tea on Youth Unemployment”.

This one-day event is designed to engage and empower Namibia’s Millennials and Gen-Z individuals, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to navigate financial challenges, advance their careers, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

The Indaba (a gathering to discuss an important issue) serves as a crucial platform for open dialogue, innovative solutions, and networking opportunities.

Ms Mignon du Preez, Old Mutual Namibia Group Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability Executive, expressed her enthusiasm for this initiative, stating, “The 2023 Old Mutual Foundation Indaba is not just an event; it’s a commitment to the future of Namibia’s youth.

“Our aim is to facilitate meaningful dialogue, raise awareness about the complexities of youth unemployment, and provide practical solutions. We believe that by empowering young professionals, we can create a brighter future for our nation.”

Du Preez further stated that “The Indaba will increase awareness among young professionals about the root causes and consequences of youth unemployment, inspiring them to take proactive steps toward personal and professional growth.”

Ultimately through the Indaba, the Old Mutual Foundation aims to provide practical and actionable financial solutions, career progression strategies, and entrepreneurship opportunities which will be showcased during interactive training sessions.

Half a million has been budgeted for this very important indaba.

In the photo: From left to right: Vetarera Veii, Group Senior Social Responsibility Consultant, Mufaro Nesongano, Group Communications and Foundation Manager, Mignon du Preez, Old Mutual Foundation Trustee, Patricia Olivier, Chairperson of the Old Mutual Foundation Board of Trustees, Mavis Elias, Group Social Responsibility Consultant, Toini Muteka, Old Mutual Foundation Trustee and Ndangi Katoma, Old Mutual Foundation Trustee.