Raising funds for humanitarian and medical aid in Ukraine

COSDEC set to host art exhibition
Desiree Gases
A pop-up group exhibition in support of the Ukrainian people will take place at the Community Skills Development Centre (COSDEC) Arts and Crafts Centre on Friday in Swakopmund..

Jessica le Grange the public relations officer for COSDEF explained that the pop-up group exhibition will focus on the sunflower or "Soniashnyk" as motif. "The sunflower emerged as a global symbol of resistance, unity, and hope in Ukraine. The show aims to gather a community of artists to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We collected artwork in any medium or size, new or old throughout February and they will be for sale starting from as little as N$ 50. All the proceeds will go to humanitarian and medical aid. Members of the public could also choose an option to sell their work and share the money made 50/50.”

The exhibition will also include an auction, lottery, prizes, wine as well as food that will be available at the restaurant Memphis BBQ & Blues.

The Namibia Community Skills Development Foundation (COSDEF) is a 27 year old non-profit organisation and the national umbrella body operating a network of eight Community Skills Development Centres (COSDECs). The organisation was established with the aim of to assisting communities to address the training needs of the economically and academically disadvantaged through provision of technical, vocational, business, self-employability and workplace essential skills as well as SME support.