Andreas is a business minded individual involved in different start-ups, ranging from agriculture, timber production and entertainment. He is also an avid footballer!
Andreas PaulusStudent: Bachelors of Education (Honours)
Anna describes herself as ambitious, driven and organized. She thrives on challenges and constantly sets goals for herself. Anna is deeply passionate about youth and self-development and believes that one should be the change they wish to see in the world.
Anna SemGraduate: Bachelor of Nursing Science (Clinical) Honours
Fred is passionate about social-change, science and entrepreneurship. He believes in the power that anything can be accomplished if we put our minds to it. Fred’s conviction is that persistence is a skill everybody should develop in order to transform visions into reality. Therefore, his call to action is that, as youth, young professionals and future leaders - we should be persistent!
Fred ManyandoStudent: Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honours)
Coming from the town of Ongwediva, Gabes identifies as an aspiring leader of society. He is an open-minded person, and loves to learn because life is a never-ending classroom. Gabes strongly believes that focus, preparation, and persistence are the keys to success. Because growth begins at the end of the comfort zone, he always strives to step outside of his comfort zone.
Gabes NghipandwaGraduate: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)
Gennoh hails from the small town of Grootfontein with big dreams to make an impact and be a changemaker. He believes in helping others and aspires to inspire through leadership. Gennoh’s goal is to live a life filled with purpose and passion.
Gennoh AshipalaStudent: Bachelor of Chartered Accountancy
Gideon is business oriented and industrious. He believes we can transform and unite Africa through sports, arts and entrepreneurship.
Gideon Shilikomwenyo SimonUPSHIFT Officer, Project HOPE
Johannes is a steadfast, committed, and passionate youth leader. Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all impossibilities is what distinguishes him. Johannes believes that the greatest exercise for the heart is reaching out and helping others. The epicenter of his life is deemed around God, Education, Health and Youth Empowerment.
Johannes ShikongoStudent: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Josua believes in empathy, leadership and social wellbeing. He lives by a Helen Keller quote "nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Josua is a fitness and health enthusiast who believes that “health is wealth.”
Josua TuutileniStudent : Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Kondjashili is an Afro-Tech Shaman, with a focus on creative technologies. He’s an advocate for skateboarding and built the first skatepark in Northern Namibia. Kondjashili is a comic book author who regards himself as a fusion between Nanghili Nashima and Tate Kwela.
Kondjashili ShaimemanyaProjects Manager at Deluded Bros Arthouse
"If it's meant to be, then it will be" that’s the mantra Kristine lives by. She is a unique individual who is passionate about youth empowerment, leadership and public speaking.
Kristine ShetunyengaStudent: Bachelor of Accounting
Maria is passionate about empowering youth to work towards their goals. Community work, volunteering and youth development brings her joy. Maria keeps fit through playing netball and volleyball. Her motto is “we are society and we are to make it a better place.”
Maria Ruve LukasVice Chairperson: Outjo Constituency Youth Forum
Neza is an enthusiastic and zealous individual who loves education, philosophy and human connection. Her number one advice is "seek to please your conscience, that's who truly matters." Neza is Namibia’s youngest TEDx speaker!
Neza CilundaStudent: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Nondumiso is an individual whose impact once felt can never be forgotten. She deeply values friendship and relating with others, often soaring in all things that involve networking. She lives for the moments where she gets to make others feel like they truly lived in each moment they spend with her, only bringing out more of how she is people-oriented. Nondumiso has a passion for basketball and the discipline that accompanies it.
Nondumiso Andile NgwenyaStudent: Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Olga is a kind-hearted, friendly but reserved individual who believes in community service. She's passionate about public health, entrepreneurship and education. With a love for traveling, she believes it is a great way to learn, grow and see things from different perspectives. Olga also believes in being intentional and living a life of purpose.
Olga ShavukaStudent: Master's Degree in Medical Microbiology
Rakkel identifies as a rebel with a cause, who aims to defy societal norms by shedding more light on mental health issues through having unashamed conversations. She is passionate about cooking, writing and all things modeling.
Rakkel TeofilusGraduate: Bachelor of Chartered Accountancy
Rauha is a travel enthusiast who lives by the motto "be spontaneous, live and love life. Live the life you love and love the life you live." She is passionate about access to quality health care, environmental sustainability and youth empowerment.
Rauha UugwangaStudent: Bachelor Of Medicine And Surgery
Thadeus is a guy who doesn't like the spotlight very much, he rather prefers being in the background. He is very diligent and multi-faceted. He loves music, gardening, reading and cooking.
Thadeus HainguraStudent: Master's Degree in Business Administration
Tjinouhona is a bubbly and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about education and impacting the lives of learners positively. She’s an extrovert who enjoys networking and socializing. Her motto in life is “always lead from a place of love and care.”
Tjinouhona TjipuraGraduate: Bachelors of Education (Honours)
Wilkka is a self-starter who believes that through hardwork and discipline, one can reach greater heights. She wishes to inspire and change the world through her work in the education sector. Wilkka is a hair-care entrepreneur who wants to make every woman feel confident in their natural hair.