Education and
Skills

Education & Skills Development

Our support towards education and skills development initiatives that is aligned to our key areas of responsibility focuses on early childhood development, high school and tertiary education, as well as entrepreneurship and SMME development.
Education Excellence Awards

Old Mutual in partnership with the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture has been the main sponsor of the annual Education Excellence Awards since 2012. As a responsible business and a friend of Education, we are driven to deliver on our continued support and investment towards education initiatives that aid in the development of our nation.

This is evident through our commitment to award the top performing schools and learners for their outstanding performance in the National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) examinations in all 14 regions of our country. The support has uplifted the standard of education and academic performance in both Government and private schools in Namibia by stimulating improved outcomes for students, teachers, parents and regional directorates.

School Transformation Leadership Programme

Old Mutual and the African Leadership Institute (ALI) have been in partnership since 2013, to train and develop primary and high-schools Principals and Head of Departments of Government schools in Namibia. The training aim to equip school management with the necessary leadership knowledge and skills through the Transformational Leadership Certificate as endorsed by the Ministry of Basic Education and Culture, as well as the National Qualifications Authority (NQF level 5), in Namibia.

For decades we have played a key role in the Namibian community through the provision of financial services and our involvement in community and empowerment projects. Social and economic transformation is integral parts of our strategy. We have put great effort into bridging the income distribution divide. We do so as part of a collective effort between government and the private sector.

We have successfully continued our BEE partnerships with community organisations with the aim of empowering previously disadvantaged sectors of our society. We have worked alongside others to deliver special vehicles such as the NedNamibia Education Trust.
CDP Math’s Training

The Maths Curriculum Development Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture that was established in 2021 with Old Mutual as the main sponsor. The country-wide training programme facilitated by the University of Namibia, stretches country-wide and aims to provide high school maths teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach and develop high school learners who choose to continue with Mathematics AP after grade 11 in the newly introduced Namibian academic system.

Old Mutual Women's Summit

The Old Mutual Women’s Summit is a platform created to advance women and their role in society. Since its inception in 2011, the event has been inviting powerful women as guest speakers to share their stories in leadership with pioneering women in Namibia.

As Old Mutual, we are proud to be represented by women who make up 58% of our full-time employees as the current generation of leaders at Old Mutual is making sure that we are preparing the next generation to take over leadership.

In 2021, the format of the Women’s Summit slightly changed as we created the Old Mutual Women’s Network Fireside Chat, a book club format that hosts prominent female African authors, as they share their leadership journey on a virtual stage.

Click through to watch some of the pioneering women that we have hosted on our platforms.

4 speakers on a stage at the 2020 Women's Summit
Youth Entrepreneurship

In 2018, Old Mutual committed to assist two Youth Entrepreneurship projects as part of our commitment to align our efforts to the National Development Plan of Namibia.

We assisted Twapewa Kadhikwa, prominent entrepreneur, speaker and author, with the publishing, translation and printing of her book, “20 Nuggets of Truth that will Propel You to Success”, into braille to share her knowledge with entrepreneurs who are visually impaired.

Our investment into two young and innovative students at the Namibia University of Science and Technology allowed them to further their renewable energy research project with the aim in creating sustainable energy for our nation going forward. Key details of the project remain confidential as we look forward to the great heights they will take the project to.