Engaging youth in Namibia

A group of Brock University Master of Professional Kinesiology and fourth-year Health Sciences students recently travelled to Namibia to engage in an experiential learning opportunity examining global issues in health, education, poverty, power and privilege. Students in KINE 5P03 and HLSC 4F93 courses worked alongside local partners in the Town of Katutura to engage youth at early childhood education centres, soup kitchens, an after-school centre and an adaptive educational and rehabilitation centre. In this photo, fourth-year Child Health student Tory Shklanka uses puzzle play to help build children’s fine-motor skills while participating in an after-school program offered at the Bernard Nordkamp Centre — one of three organizations students engaged with while in the African nation.