Namibian High Commissioner celebrates 20 years of twinning

Namibia High Commissioner group

The towns of Chesterfield and Tsumeb, in Namibia, are currently celebrating their twenty year twinning link.
Students at Chesterfield College have been working on a multi-media presentation to help commemorate the milestone.

To celebrate the anniversary the High Commissioner of Namibia, Steve Katjiuanjo, recently visited Chesterfield and called in to the College to talk to the students about their work and gain a broader understanding of the extent of what the College offers. Meeting a number of students around the College, the High Commissioner also visited West Studios, the new creative business incubation centre in the College’s Sheffield Road building.

Catering students also held a commemorative dinner for the High Commissioner, Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and a number of special guests from the local area.

After the visit His Excellency explained "My first impression is that the College has some very good ideas about how to equip the youth. I was very impressed with the skills that the students I met have got. I was also very impressed with the incubation centre (West Studios). It is clear that they are well equipped and supported and they are already producing products of good quality. I can only see these small companies growing and adding value to the social and economic development of the town.

The College and Chesterfield Council have done a lot to create a future for many people, especially important is the emphasis on Apprenticeships because this is where the future lies, from engineering to carpentry and creating value goods such as fashion and design. I have seen many new and positive ideas today and have found the visit very useful and informative."