NANSO gains WFDY affiliation

Namibia National Student Organisation (NANSO) have become a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), an international non-governmental organization that caters to youth movements worldwide which is also recognized by the United Nation.

This was confirmed by NANSO president Ester Simon in an interview with NAMPA on Thursday, where she said it is an achievement for the movement to be part of the largest youth organisation that also have few of African youth movements and it is based in London United Kingdom.

It is a big achievement for us to finally be a member of the world's biggest youth organisation, we are second in Namibia after the Swapo Party Youth League. They also have some African youth movements that are affiliated to them like in South Africa, said Simon.

NANSO secretary of politics and international affairs Ester Shitana who facilitated the application process said, NANSO applied for the membership opportunity towards end of last year and the application was approved earlier this month because NANSO have meet all the requirement need for the application to be approved.

For the application to be approved, they require the applicant to have a good reputation which include looking at your constitution if it is corresponding with theirs, and they also look at your website to see if what is indicated in your application is what you are really doing, said Shitana

She added that Namibian students can look forward to opportunities from this membership as one the benefits for a member is that, NANSO gets to send students at WFDY world forum which takes place every year and it is good that NANSO will be represented at the world stage.

Source: Namibia Press Agency