Beyond Corona: DHPS employee exhibits at State House

On 3 August 2020, Namibian President Hage Geingob invited Namibian Youth Innovators and Entrepreneurs through the Ministry of Trade and Industry to State House, to display their innovative inspiring journeys. The President and the First Lady made it a point to speak and to listen to each participant, such as University of Namibia and NUST representatives, creative and social technologists, designers, visual artists, engineers or athletes.

Among the young innovators was also DHPS Child & Youth Centre educator Elisabeth Mbumba, also known under her artist name Tuli Mekondjo, who has been invited to exhibit her visual art projects at the State House. With her unique sense of art and the application of different mediums – such as canvas, acrylic inks, resin, photography transfer, collages and even mahangu seeds – she expresses Namibian identity and history.
DHPS is very proud of their talented and creative employee and her artwork is truly fascinating.

In addition to Tuli Mekondjo, other innovators have impressed the visitors too; such as a truly Namibian company, PEBL that manufactures and assembles computer hardware at their warehouse in Katutura, or Dr Mark Mushiva, a creative technologist who invented a wearable Hip Hop power glove that enables its wearer to compose music using the movements of their fingers and the position of their hand in 3D space. Laschandre Coetzee, social designer and brainchild of the Blind Photography Project, also made a strong impression with her art which has been exhibited in 6 countries over the last 4 years.

Within the scope of this event, President Hage Geingob also celebrated his 79th Birthday in the company of young innovators and entrepreneurs.
DHPS wants to express best wishes to his Excellency on his birthday.

Artwork: "Oudjo wo meme / Burdens of mothers", 2019 - Tuli Mekondjo
Article: Elisabeth Mbumba (DHPS CYC) and Tina Crüys


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