Sanlam Career Expo looks out for the future of students
Sanlam Namibia sponsored N$200 000 for the Sanlam Career Expo. The expo showcases, inspires and educates young learners and graduates on career choices.
The expo is now in its ninth year with Sanlam Namibia sponsoring it for six years.
The event usually takes place in Windhoek and Ongwediva, but this year for the first time it is hosted in the Erongo Region with Walvis Bay playing the host. This event is a major platform for career advice and opportunities to students.
“At Sanlam Namibia we believe in growth through guidance, hard work and freedom of choice. Choosing a career goes beyond the individual doing the job. It is in fact affects the society as a whole. When you have a passion, pursue it and you could change the world”, explains Mr. Tertius Stears, the CEO of Sanlam Namibia.
Sanlam Namibia also offers just to mention a few: a Family Saving Plan as well as a Family Education Plan which aids towards financial aid to the future of a student.
The Sanlam Career Expo’s objective is to plough back in the lives of the community, by helping them prepare for a career choice and in doing so assist them to become the future leaders, according to Abed Erastus, the Director of the Namibia Career Expo.
Adelheid Kandjala, Advisor to the Governor of Erongo in his address said education is a crucial factor in our region. It is essential for every child to get an education. A fundamental part of this education is for stakeholders to assist the child in making a career choice. This is not only a fight reserved for Government. We as a nation and parents must also do our part to help learners achieve a healthy career choice. A career choice inspires an individual to excel in his or her school performance.
The 2017 Sanlam Career Expo was launched on 12 April at the Municipal Hall in Walvis Bay, where exhibitors displayed information and other detail of different careers. It successfully provided learners who visited the Expo guidance and motivation.
Six schools ‘Grade11 and 12 learners attended: These are Karibib Private School, Secondary School De Duine, Atlantic Junior Secondary School, Tutaleni High School,l Kuisebmond Secondary School and Duneside High School.
“It was a great platform to address the local needs of the community. Speakers were inspiring. This was a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and add value to the career planning process of these learners”, according to Janine De Klerk, an exhibitor from the Vocational College of Walvis Bay. The organise committee wish to involve more private schools in future.