NANGOF, founded in 1991, focuses on advocacy, networking and information and capacity building programmes.
The Poly’s Cooperative Education Unit (CEU), that will supervise the agreement, has over the years promoted strong partnerships between academia, public and private sectors as well as NGOs as a means of applying classroom education in the real world of work.
Dr Andrew Niikondo, Vice-Rector: Academic Affairs signed the agreement on behalf of the Poly. He said it is through these partnerships that the Poly is able to keep its curriculum relevant to the demands of industry.
“We are confident that placing students with NGOs will provide reciprocal benefits because the students will inject fresh ideas into communities while acquiring relevant skills that will mould them into effective community leaders,” Niikondo said.
The agreement makes provision for the attachment of students and academics to NANGOF and its members for capacity building exercises, research, teaching and learning and community engagement.
“Students will be exposed to valuable educational experiences that are not taught in the classroom and will be offered opportunities to contribute significantly to the communities to which they are part of. They will become responsible citizens within the Namibian society,” Niikondo stressed.