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Future leaders empowered with Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursars with Debmarine Namibia leadership
Bursars with Debmarine Namibia leadership

13 Mar 2024

Future leaders empowered with Bursaries and Scholarships

Debmarine Namibia recently announces the recipients of its bursaries, a testament to the company’s commitment to nurturing talent and driving excellence in Namibia’s skill and educational landscape.

A total of 23 students have been awarded academic bursaries to pursue fields vital to the marine diamond recovery industry, including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nautical Science, STCW Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch, and Advanced Diploma in Marine Engineering. These recipients embarked on their educational journeys at esteemed institutions of higher learning in both Namibia and South Africa.   Apart from academic bursaries, Debmarine Namibia also supports vocational students in completing their trades through bursaries after successful completion of job attachments at the company.

Debmarine Namibia's bursary scheme aims to attract exceptional talents to the company. Each bursary encompasses full-time university studies, covering registration and tuition fees, travel, meal and accommodation costs, study materials and relevant additional expenses.

In addition to marine recovery-related bursaries, Debmarine Namibia extends its support through The Diamond for Science Award - Science Scholar and Diamond Award for Science – Science and Maths Teacher scholarships. These awards offer full scholarships to outstanding science scholars and teachers in Namibia, providing them with opportunities to pursue tertiary education in the science field at their institution of choice in Namibia or South Africa.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Elke Hanstein, Debmarine Namibia's Human Resource Development and Organisational Development Manager, highlighted the company’s annual investment of approximately N$127 million in learning and development, emphasising its dedication to developing skilled workers for both the company and Namibia as a whole.

Willy Mertens, Chief Executive Officer of Debmarine Namibia, stated the significance of investing in education to cultivate a highly skilled workforce capable of driving innovation and excellence in marine diamond recovery.

The recipients of these prestigious awards are currently enrolled at renowned institutions such as the University of Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Northwest University, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South African Maritime Training Academy and Durban University of Technology.

Among the current Debmarine Namibia bursars are Elizabeth Amunyela, Hannes Itope, Ester Abraham, Amber Alania Coetzee, Jackobina Shikalepo, Hope-Elizabeth Nelongo, Melania Kalimbo, Senanses Au Khui Hansen, Saima Kertu Ndengu, Tseline Kalimbo, Russell Dirkie Uiseb, Junias Imalwa, Rodney Amufufu, Petrus Joseph, Elizabeth Imbamba, Rebeca Angula, Paulus Namweya, Silas Kalumbu, Nafimane Erastus, Frieda Fillemon, Helena Shikongo, Charlton Coetzee, Ndinelao Shaalukeni.

In recognition of academic excellence, Ainley Amunyela, pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Namibia, has been honoured with the Diamond for Science Award - Science Scholar and Toini Velishavo and Lucia Hilarius, both studying for a Bachelor of Education at the University of Namibia, have been awarded the Diamond Award for Science - Science and Maths Teacher scholarship.

Debmarine Namibia is commitment to fostering education and empowering Namibia’s future leaders underscores its dedication to driving socio-economic development and making life brilliant for all.

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