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
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
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