‘Catch-Them-Young’ Maritime Scheme
As part of our quest to develop and nurture maritime skills at a young age, Namport has initiated the ‘Catch-Them-Young’ Maritime Scheme. The aim is to ensure that we create a strong interest among young Namibians to embark upon a maritime career.
To realise this, we entered into an agreement with the Lawhill Maritime Centre, which is part of the Simon’s Town School in Cape Town, in which the centre agreed to reserve place for two boys or girls for Grade 10 up to Grade 12. The programme commenced in January 2013. Upon completion of their studies, they can progress to university levels based on their areas of interests.
During the past three years, six students participated in the programme. Two students graduated during the reporting period; two will graduate in 2016 and another two in 2018.