MYO hosts award ceremony

10 December 2018 | Education

Diana Hamalwa, Namib High School

A colourful wave of learners attended the annual Mondesa Youth Opportunities’ (MYO) prize-giving and music showcase with their parents at Coastal High’s school hall.

Tribute was paid to learners who are particularly outstanding in their respective grades.

MYO is an after school programme which selects learners from all primary schools in their grade 4 year. These learners receive lunch and lessons every school day from 14:00 until 17:00.

The subjects covered include maths, English, computers, reading, life skills, music and sports. Reading is a subject at MYO because they believe that readers are tomorrow’s leaders.

During the event the learners entertained the parents by playing recorders, marimbas and djembe drums. These learners acquired their musical skills from MYO.

Jerome Cloete charmed the audience with classical pieces while Joel Nambuli made the audience sing along to African rhythms.

At MYO they keep track of their learners’ performance, attitude and participation. Based on these criteria the award recipients are chosen.

This year also accommodated Diligence Awards. Donjeana Dennis was the recipient of this award for grade 4, as well as Tangeni Ingashipua (grade 5), Goodwill Mbaukua (grade 6), Paulus Ndara (grade 7) and Nchindo Amupolo (grade 8).

Since music is a subject at MYO, it was only fair to also award the best learners in their respective music classes, namely Venaune Muruko and Alwine Noabes.

Joseph Mumbula recieved the award for best sports star.

MYO also wished the grade 8 learners continued success since they just completed their first year of high school and last year at MYO.

When students complete grade 8 it does not mean that they are no longer part of programme. They become part of the the Alumni group which consists of all the learners that have completed MYO.

Diana Hamalwa was awarded the Alumni of the Year Award.

Unlike most schools that award a dux learner award, MYO awards the Student of the Year. This year the award recipient was Stephanie Wimmerth, a grade 8 learner. She encouraged all the learners to study hard and to be the best they can be now because tomorrow is not promised.

MYO also received two volunteers, Jannis Herling and Pia Mauritz from Germany. Melty Shikongo, a Namibian, volunteered his services as well.

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