Dr Wilfred April, TUCSIN-DAAD Alumnus, initiated a visit together with his group called MALTAS, to Tsumkwe end of July. The aim of this group is to promote academic excellence. In its nature as a business club, continuously improving the lives of young students (at UNAM) and installing a strong sense of discipline and leadership in them.
Maltas Rainbow Makers Project embraced Tsumkwe Pupils
– Since 2013 Maltas Club Namibia has been involved in preparing the Tsumkwe Grade 10 and 12’s for their final examinations. The Club returned to the Tsumkwe Secondary School for their annual visit in partnership with First National Bank, TUCSIN and Dinapama Manufacturing & Supplies. The theme of this year’s outreach is rainmakers, which basically means the Maltas members wish to inspire and bring out the learners’ soft skills and talent, not only in terms of the academic curricula, but also support the learners socially and emotionally which is limited in our Namibian schools. According to the Founder of Maltas, Dr. Wilfred Isak April, this visit was very special because most of the current Grade12’s was coached through the Maltas programme two years ago when they were in Grade 10 and they have shown a big improvement in terms of reading, speaking and listening skills since then.
– This year the Maltas team addressed three key goals namely: Encouraging the learners that they can achieve anything beyond their wildest dreams, to ensure that they are confident with the curriculum to make a success of the examinations and finally to enter the world of work and varsity with self-confidence and plough back to their own community.