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[Namibia] The winds of mind education are also blowing in Namibia.

10.13.2023

  • Meeting with the Minister and Director of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare

  • Meeting with the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation

  • Meeting with the Secretary-General of the National Assembly

  • Mind Lecture for Namibian National University youth


Bernadette Jagger, the Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare (hereinafter Poverty Eradication Ministry), who attended the 11th World Ministerial Forum held at the Nurimaru APEC House in Busan in July, welcomed the Mind Team visiting Namibia. The Minister expressed satisfaction with the message and programs, including founder Park Ock-soo's message heard at the World Camp, stating that she cannot forget the experiences gained. During her short visit to Namibia, she requested spreading positive minds through mind education to not only youth but also many people.


Following the meeting with the Minister of Poverty Eradication, there were meetings with many dignitaries. First, there was a meeting with Doreen Sioka, the Minister of Poverty Eradication. The Minister of Poverty Eradication said that she heard about founder Park Ock-soo and mind education from the delegation during their visit to Korea and emphasized that mind education should be at the center of poverty eradication policies.


A meeting with Dr. Itah Kanji Murangi, the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation (hereinafter the Ministry of Higher Education), also took place. Upon hearing the news of Team Leader Baek Seung-dong's visit, the Minister of Higher Education gladly postponed her schedule in Botswana and arranged a meeting. Through this meeting, they promised to actively collaborate on mind education.


On the last day, there was a meeting at the invitation of Lydia Kandetu, the Secretary-General of the Namibian National Assembly. Team Leader Baek Seung-dong explained the importance of mind education and 'why restraint and self-control are necessary for public officials and youth.' The Secretary-General of the National Assembly, encountering mind education for the first time, conveyed all the details to the Speaker of the National Assembly and pledged to work out a plan to conduct mind education in the National Assembly.



In addition to the guest meetings, during this visit, mind education programs were conducted twice for university students, government officials, and educators. Mind education for university students took place on October 5th (Thursday) at Namibian National University, with approximately 150 students and professors in attendance. Prof. Habauka Kwaambwa, Vice President of Namibian National University, welcomed the event, expressing hope that through mind education, students would learn deep thinking, self-control, and how to interact. The lecturer began the mind lecture by stating that the reason Korea, which was the poorest and most miserable, overcame poverty and achieved rapid economic growth was due to the minds of the leaders who led Korea. However, behind the rapid economic growth, many social and youth issues emerged, leading to the initiation of mind education to address these problems. Through mind education, many young people gained new hearts and dreams, and through them, a bright future could be expected.


From Namibia's top bureaucrats to educational institutions educating youth, there is a growing sense of skepticism about the current education system, and they feel the need for educational change. Fascinated by mind education, which focuses on the heart and character rather than knowledge, they aim to apply it in their respective fields. They hope that through mind education, individuals can change, and with their minds, a country can be transformed.

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