To lead is to serve—these are the words all good leaders live by. For Nashiba Abrahams, the desire to serve the country’s youth in a representative role was fulfilled with her recent election as Deputy Mayor of the Windhoek Junior Council (WJC). The 17-year-old enjoys science, design and technology, and swimming, and says Waldorf has permitted her to learn the necessary skills needed to play an active role in public life: the importance of teamwork, empathy, and social responsibility.
“In this role I hope to inspire more students from Waldorf School Windhoek—and Namibia—to take an active role in shaping their city’s future through public service,” Abrahams said. “If we want a cleaner and smarter city, one of the City of Windhoek’s major goals, the youth needs to play an active role in fulfilling that vision.
Assisted by her understudy, Kariua Mukuahima, another Waldorf student, the two hope to provide youth-centered leadership that is creative.
“We have new ideas, new plans, and we want to work with as many students as possible, both from Waldorf and other schools,” Mukuahima said. The biology, physics, and chemistry enthusiast emphasised the need for the youth to play an active role in civil society by educating themselves about the inner workings of the
Abrahams and Mukuahima’s terms will run from June, 2019, to June, 2020. The entire Waldorf community looks forward to their youth-centered leadership.
Cover image (from left): Nashiba Abrahams (WJC Deputy Mayor), Honourable Muesee Kazapua (Mayor of Windhoek), Grace Mackinza (WJC Mayor), and Honourable Brunhilde Cornelius.