Ombetja Yehinga Organisation

Windhoek, Namibia
Organizations, Networks & Associations (Culture development)


Ombetja Yehinga Organisation
Cell: +26461254915


3 Babie Street

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Established in 2001, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) started off as a project. It was registered as a Welfare Organisation in 2003 and as a Trust in 2009. Its aim is to create social awareness among young people by using visual arts. The organization works with young people to target social issues such as HIV prevention, sexual health, alcohol, drug abuse and many more things. They achieve this through writing, drama, dance, music, and visual arts.

OYO programmes provide the youth with information and tools that allow them to make informed decisions. It members perform various programmes, such as drama, dance and music, and also learn from film productions and exhibitions. These productions and exhibitions are done in schools and communities throughout Namibia. On 15 June 2007, the group launched a DVD called ‘Standing Together: an OYO news bulletin’ in Opuwo. The 60-minute DVD highlights issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, sexual violence and alcohol abuse. It was a recap of the 2006 national tour of its youth groups from Opuwo, Anker and Karibib. On 3 March 2015, the organization embarked on a gender-based violence (GBV) awareness programme in various regions of the country.

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