High School motivates youth with pre-independence celebrations

M&k gertze High School at Rehoboth last week hosted pre-independence celebrations, aimed at encouraging the youth to become better versions of themselves and to never forget the importance of the country’s independence.

The event was attended by Rehoboth mayor Amanda Groenewaldt, as well as the school’s pupils and teachers.

Groenewaldt was welcomed by the school’s learners’ representative council.

“My office would like to wish the Namibian nation a blessed 34th Independence Day. May we always carry the lessons of the past with us as we continue to strive for freedom from the shackles of economic and social imprisonment.

“Let’s rejoice in these celebrations,” she said.

During the event, Groenewaldt also paid homage to liberation icons such as Sam Nujoma, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo and the late president Hage Geingob for their roles in achieving the country’s independence.

“What is special about our freedom struggle is not only the fact that its objective was achieved, but also how it was valiantly fought for.

“Pupils, please always remember that although we may have attained political independence, there is still a war on the economic front that needs to be fought and it is up to your generation to deliver us this victory,” Groenewaldt said.

Teacher Maria van Rooi said she was pleased that the youth had the opportunity to host independence celebrations at the school.

She said Independence Day is important for every Namibian.

“I saw the pupils coming back home fuelled with motivation to change. This day holds immense significance, not only as a national holiday, but also as a reminder of the courage, resilience, and vision of the founding fathers who paved the way for freedom and democracy.

“The day represents the triumph of liberty, equality and self-governance. Our independence celebrations stand as a testament to the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all citizens.

“I hope more similar events will be held at Rehoboth as it is not always possible for us to join when they are held at other towns,” Van Rooi said.

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