Local learner aiming high

Sports can empower and enable the youth of today to become the leaders needed to take communities and the country forward tomorrow.

29 April 2019 | Education

Jivino Polster; Learner; “All people are basically the same, no matter in which corner of the world you’re living in.”

Walvis Bay - Karl Philander

Jivino Polster (17) visited Panama in Central America as a member of his church’s youth group.

The two-week trip coincided with World Youth Day celebration. It also served the purpose of strengthening one’s faith in the Catholic Church and creating a deeper understanding of one's faith.

Polster, who hails from Walvis Bay, shared a few things the trip taught him.

“All people are basically the same, no matter in which corner of the world you’re living in. We have the same needs. Never judge a book by its cover.”

He labels meeting pope Francis and other people from other parts of the world as his most memorable experience on the trip.

Polster, who enjoys mathematics as a subject, is currently a grade 5 learner at Walvis Bay Private High School and wants to study logistics in the Netherlands. He is also a promising rugby player who dreams of playing professional rugby in the foreseeable future.

“I see myself playing rugby at national and international level, and know I will get there through hard work.”

Polster represented Namibia at U/16 level at the Grant Khomo competition week in 2016, was also selected for the school’s first team in 2018, and became a member of the Namibian Barbarians U/19 sevens team this year.

He recently played at the Capricorn Group 7s Tournament in Windhoek and was also in action for the Naartjies at the Buco Desert Sport Festival.

Other than rugby, Polster also plays tennis, golf, participates in athletics and made it to the nationals meeting in 2016 as a sprinter.

“Sport taught me to respect my fellow team mates and opponents alike. I am also a strong believer of using your talents to the fullest, because it’s God-given. Not everybody has the privilege of playing sport which is something positive, because you literally forget about all the negative things around you. It helped improve my studying. Although I spend a lot of time traveling to other towns and countries, it taught me to be flexible and manage my time effectively.”

His role model is his grandfather Hendrik Esau.

“I look up to him, because we share the same physique. He did not back up from a challenge coming his way and had a heart made of gold.”

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