The Namibia Scholarship Development Camp was held between 24 -26 May just outside of Windhoek, and was attended by 30 Allan Gray Scholars. The camp was themed “Grounding” and “Testing Foundation”. The camp aimed to assist Scholars in uncovering their respective passions and strengths, as well as deepening their understanding of relationships.
Allan Gray Fellow, Tuyeni Akwenye, shared his journey with the Scholars at the camp, providing a firsthand account of his experience as part of the Fellowship. Tuyeni spent the weekend with the Scholars, engaging with them during the sessions. The camp aimed to address and alleviate any concerns the Scholars may have had regarding studying across the border, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s purpose and vision.
The Scholars’ enthusiastic participation in the activities and tasks presented indicated that the camp was successful in achieving its aims. Particularly beneficial was having representatives from both the Scholarship and Fellowship present, as this facilitated the learnings and knowledge sharing between the two countries.