The Namibia Scientific Society shares its educational mandate

  • 14 June 2024

written by Elizabeth McLaren

For the first time, the Namibia Scientific Society participated in the annual Diplomatic International Food & Craft Bazaar, organised by the Association of Diplomatic Spouses of Namibia (ADS) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), on 18 May 2024. Hosted at the NUST Hotel School and open to the public, the bazaar saw more than 25 countries set up stalls presenting informational items and selling their respective national foods, accessories and crafts. Various participating countries also presented music and cultural showpieces.

This yearly bazaar allows Namibians to get a taste of the cultures and activities of other countries. With “Education – the passport to your future” as the theme of this year’s bazaar, the Namibia Scientific Society deemed it important to take part in the event as its mandate is centred around the collection and dissemination of scientific and historical information about Namibia. In support of the educational message of the day, the society spread the word about its services which include free public talks on scientific topics, its extensive reference library and its publishing house, Kuiseb Publishers.

True to its slogan, “Science for Society”, the society added to the bazaar’s festivities by enthusiastically engaging with attendees; exhibiting a spread of informational materials on its activities and work groups; selling some of its published books; and handing out children’s publications to interested young ones.

As the bazaar is a fundraising event, the society also committed to donate a collection of books to NUST’s Eenhana Campus, according to their needs, with the handover to be organised for the near future.

While team members of the society enjoy connecting at special events such as this bazaar, the society remains open and accessible to anyone on weekdays at 110 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek. Organisations and individuals can also sign up to become members of the society, in person or online, for more benefits such as access to excursions and discounts on books.

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