University of Namibia organises Alumni Association Health Walk – 2018
In a bid to promote healthy living and reconnection with the alma mater, the University of Namibia Alumni Association recently organised a health walk and braai initiative to sensitise its members, families and friends on the need to stay fit.
According to the Alumni and Networking Development Officer, Ms Kashiwanwa Neshila-Immanuel, the walk developed as a result of the various initiatives the Association is putting together to rekindle the connection amongst its over 40,500 UNAM alumni members. She said: “the aim is to bring all the members together in refreshing and invigorating initiatives that are close to their lifestyle.” Neshila-Immanuel was taken by surprise with the terrific turnout – among them Mr Sam Shivute, who is an alumni representative on the University Council, on which he serves as Chairperson.
Participating in the braai after the walk, Assistant Director at the UNAM Foundation, Mr Tango Kandjaba, an alumni and 2008 SRC President, excitedly remarked: “The mood was so jovial! It was also nice to see former varsity mates – some even came along with their kids to participate in the fun walk.” He added: “There are even calls to have the walk monthly or bimonthly.” He assured the Association will look into it and share decisions on the various alumni communication platforms.
The walk, which was supported by Coca Cola and E- Med Rescue, took off from Main Campus and roundedoff at Pionierspark, covering a distance of 7.9 km. The next event location and date will be announced in due course by the Association.