Monthly Archives: September 2014

Grade 9A Learner of the Week – Simeon Mulisa

NamJuly-Sept 910

Simeon Mulisa, 15 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Caprivian

What is your favourite thing about school?

Passing the tests in all the subjects.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

I live with my stepmother, my three sisters and one brother.

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

It is a very beautiful land and I wish the whole world would see it.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a qualified accountant and part time writer.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

The fact that all people get along.

Who is your hero and why?

Martin Luther King Jr., because he believed that all people no matter what can get along.

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Grade 8A Learner of the Week – Yambwa John Likando

NamJuly-Sept 909

Yambwa John Likando, 14 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Subia/Caprivian

What is your favourite thing about school?

My favourite thing about school is when we get to write in class and break time.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

I live with my mom and Dad and my sisters and brothers. I wash dishes, clothes, sweep the house, mop the house, rake the yard, wash more things, etc.

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

Namibia is a big nice and fresh country with lots of natural things like the plants, animals and the structure of the country is nice.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

To be a successful person, to go to America and see how people live and to make Namibia a better country.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

It is a nice place. What I like about my culture is the dancing, how people live, how they hunt and what they eat.

Who is your hero and why?

The President. I know that Namibia is a big country and it is so hard when you are alone to control one whole country. He fights for Namibia.

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Grade 8B Learner of the Week- Rebeka Hausiku

NamJuly-Sept 911

Rebeka Hausiku, 14 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Rukwangagli

What is your favourite thing about school?

I get to learn new things.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

My mom, brothers (3) and sisters (2).

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

It’s beautiful, attractive (some places). It’s based on tradition and culture.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

My goal is finishing school and my dream is to become a successful person. When I grow up I want to be a social worker.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

My favourite thing about Namibia is the different culture, the traditions and the food.

Who is your hero and why?

My mom. She is an inspiration to me.

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Grade 8A Learner of the Week – Abigail Clarke

NamJuly-Sept 905

Abigail Eve Clarke, 14 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Afrkaans/Baster

What is your favourite thing about school?

Having to learn each day something new in class and getting to see my friends.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

I live with my mother, father and two brother. My chores are cleaning my room and washing the dishes.

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

That we have a lot of kind people and we have a lot of tourist attractions.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

I am not sure yet but I want to study in South Africa one day and become an engineer.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

I love Namibia because it is a peaceful place and we have a lot of culture and traditional dance.

Who is your hero and why?

My mother because she is very hardworking. I envy her.

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Grade 9B Learner of the Week – Leonardo Capelao

Leonardo Capelao, 15 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Portuguese and Nama

What is your favourite thing about school?

The fact that I’m successful in my English and schoolwork and believe I have a bright future.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

My mom, dad, grandmother plus my sister and brother. I wash the dishes, clean the house, cook and wash the cars.

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

It has a lot of valuable, wonderful and beautiful places and resources. For example Lake Tojikoto and the hobba meteorite.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

I one day want to become an IT technician.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

My favourite thing about Namibia is its lifestyle and everything it has. I enjoy my culture because its unique.

Who is your hero and why?

My father. This is because he is my role model and is successful in life. NamJuly-Sept 914

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Reinvigorating our Blog – Learner of the Week

Introducing – the Learner of the Week!!!
There’s a few reasons why our blog hasn’t been updated in a year. 😦 1. Finding time here has been difficult. As if you didn’t know, teaching is very time consuming. ;)- Small snippets on FB have proven much easier to share about life here because also 2. My time in front of a computer is very limited.

3. When I have attempted to write something long, I have agonized over what I’m saying because I am concerned about possibly saying things that may be perceived as culturally insensitive. Writing is a long process to begin with for me, and that added stress didn’t motivate me to blog.

All that being said, I’m attempting to re-energize the blog. 🙂 I’ve started a Learner of the Week program in my classes. Learners win a chance to take a prize from the American prize pack (which contains goodies sent from friends and fam in the USA) or a pen and pencil. If they choose they can also fill out an interview sheet where I’ll post their photo and information on our blog. I’d like for them to tell you about their life and their country, instead of me doing it.

Let me know if you have any questions you’d be interested to know from my learners and I’ll add it to the form.

I’ve posted 3 of the 5 Learners of the Week from last week, Isabella, Ebben and Anderson. They are great learners who inspire me daily. Hope you enjoy!

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Grade 11 Learner of the Week – Mupo Isabella Beauty

Mupo Isabella Beauty, 17 years old

What is your tribe/mother tongue?

Oshivambo. Oshivambo speaking people are located in the northern part of Namibia.

What is your favorite thing about school?

My favorite thing about school is that it gives me ingenuity and also to get to know or meet new people.

Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?

I live with my parents and my little sister. The chores that I do at home is to cook and clean the house.

What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?

I would like people to know that Namibia is a beautiful country that is independent and its people are very peaceful. Namibia is an adventurous country that you can come to and explore its magnificient enviornment.

What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?

One of my goals and dreams is to become an independent woman full of success. When I am grown up I want to be an accountant.

What is your favourite thing about Namibia? What is your favorite thing about your culture/tribe?

My favourite thing about Namibia is that it is not a violent country compared to other countries. When it comes to my culture I love the traditional outfit as well as the traditional dance.

Who is your hero and why?

My hero will always be my mother because she loves me unconditionally and she has always been there for me even in my darkest times.

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