It is said that Love cannot be taught. What we can do however is to direct children towards things to Love. When you teach or introduce a child to enjoyable reading from a young age, you create a Love affair. An affair that can carry on forever, especially when it is well groomed.
Helvi is an award-winning author of children’s books, and Founder of Namibia Book Fair and Yambeka Children Media (YCM) a community Social Enterprise created to promote African languages, tales and the culture of reading. Helvi holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology she also holds a Master’s degree in education with specialization in eLearning from the University of Illinois.
Aini Niinkoti is an independent researcher who focuses on range of issues related to leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. Niinkoti also studied arts, designing, IT and holds a number of professional diplomas. She regards her late father Rev. Elia Niinkoti as her true source of inspiration, his
supportiveness, high level of integrity and analytical thinking continue to be the greatest influence
in her life. Aini graduated with an Executive Master of Business Administration thesis titled, from the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics.
‘inspiration for literature came
earlier on during her High School
years, through her involvement in
school activities such as the Debate
Club as well as Drama.
Communications amongst her
qualifications, Agnes regards her
passion for literature to have
directed her career path into Human
Sciences and her involvement in
community projects where she
gets exposed to both reading and
Paulina She holds an international
CIDESCO qualification in Health
and Skincare. Paulina perhaps takes
the cliché out of the title ‘beauty
queen’. Her dedication to youth
work is always visible. Miss Malulu
is the founder of Namibia’s first of
its kind and only charity and welfare
work organisation that focuses on
utilising beauty queens to serve at
the forefront of social work through
their various titles.
Web Designs cc and Namibian
award winner for Best Graphic
Designer and Printing Company in
2014 and 2017, Sem David has
more than 10 years of experience
in the designing field. His career
began at the tender age of 12.
He’s passionate about Graphic
Designing, and Web Development.
Founder and Coordinator of
Windhoek’s growing Tuuthikeni
Market is Luise. A marketer by
profession, this young Namibian
saw the need to encourage
entrepreneurship through an
alternative creative market in
Windhoek Namibia, by means of
this monthly initiative. Luise has vast
experience in administration and
marketing that she gleaned through
various employment occupations.
Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus