Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Club takes a trip, Namibia

The YES Club from Okaukuejo Primary School in Namibia went on a trip around Swakopmund, visiting various landmarks and interesting places. One stop was to the Swakopmund Museum. It is the largest privately run museum in Namibia and it offers an extensive range of artefacts that represent Namibia’s heritage, history, geology, archaeology and contrasting beauty.

From the museum, the YES Club moved on to the aquarium, which opens a window to Namibia’s commercial fish species and the wonders of marine life found in the cold Benguela Current off the coast. The children then went on a Catamaran boat cruise. This complementary educational boat cruise on marine conservation focuses on oyster farms, fishing industry exports, lighthouses and job opportunities, as well as the cold Benguela current’s significance to the rich marine life.

The YES group then visited Tunacor fisheries at their fish processing plant in Walvisbay. The company is fully owned by Namibian investors and fishing right holders. Their visit comprised of a tour through the fish processing plant, looking at safety and hygiene standards and career opportunities.

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