Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The United Nations and the World

People of the world were tired of the murder and horror as a result of the WWI and WWII. Therefore, decided to form up an organization or a body that can protected the world from the outbreak of any other future world war again. This led to the formation of the World body called 'The United Nations' in the mid 1940s after the failure organization called the League of Nation. The United Nations as well have its structure where it base its work. However, the main aim of the United Nations is to keep the World at peace all the time and prevent countries from attacking one another. To the suprise of the world, it is like a body that that is controlled by one country in the whole world. Most of its duties and responsibilities lies in hands of one specific country. In other word it is being used by some countries offcourse to gain what they want. Why is it not sticking on what it intends to. It now lack some professional part of its job. It also have failed to stop the war between Israelis and Palestinians. It failed to prevent the war between Iraqis and Americans. It still failing in most of the world conflicts that are more likely to cause the third world war. These way seem very shallow, but dangerous and may eventually cause the war. Is the world currentlly at peace? It is not at all. Every powerful country that wants to get anything from poor and powerless country will just be given this opportunity by the United Nations. Why is it not imposing trade sanctions on aggressive countries? It is just dealing successfully with the Nuclear Committee on Iran. How did it make sure that other countries, especially superpowers doesn't have these nuclear weapons? There must be some other hidden objectives among countries that are backing up the UN to enforce some of its decision that are offcourse in their favour. It is by this time that the UN is still going to regarded less successful in problem-solving issues that are caused by aggressive countries.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Human behaviours and Professionalism

Human behaviours

Human behaviour is a great concern now in the world around us. People as the superior creatures over others and it seemed that they are now evolving again towards similar characters to those of animals. "We are human being and we must be identical from animals". For instance, rape cases that are escalating in the whole world. Are we not supposed to groom our children out of such fear? Especially, men have became a source of fear throughout societies whereas they were expected to be the loving and protective fathers of the families. Men need to make a difference since they are too violent. We (men), are claiming that the Bible have stated that, 'a woman was created from a man's rib', so why are we not showing them that we are there for them and let them understand that they are our products.

The other example is for HIV/Aids, where men have shown the world that they cannot be able to withstand the challenges that woman living with it can face or experience. Who is coward? Women or men? Definately men will be defined as coward as they afraid to live while a woman who is always said to have soft heart can be with for years.

Warning: these are just opinions and not really correct to every person. So, you can take it or leave it. It is not only talking about men, women also.

Professionalism

Professionalism as explained by Professor Joseph Diescho (2006; 28, July), 'it is when a certain educated person about a particular job has carried out what he pledge or promised that he is going to do in accordance with the code of conducts of such particular job'. Therefore, we can say somebody did something unprofessional when he did not do what he was expected to do as part of his job or oath. However, unprofessional people can do exeptionally well without being taught of what to do. This is a clear indication that even unprofessional people can do more than educated people to do a specific job. A professional person is he who is moulded and shaped to carry out a specific task. For example, teachers, nurses and doctors, policemen and military officers, etc. A professional lawyer is he who defends his clients and free them from the procecution of the law. So, professionally, he have done it well.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Learner-Centred Education in Namibia

It was since independence in 1990 that the Namibian Government had introduced a new educational approach which enables learners to be at the center of their own learning. This approach allow teachers to do less and learners to do more than their teacher. In the same vein, this approach prohibit the use of corporal punishment to Namibian school and introduce some harmless, useful and heplful to learners to learn happily. It emphasises the use of teaching aids that can help both teachers and learners to learn better through active classroom interaction. The activities must challenge learners' mind and allow learners to work together in groups and pairThe learner-centred approach supports the conducive classroom environment to help learners to be actively participate and show their interests into the lesson. However, learner-centred education encourage teacher to consider learner's view and understand that learner already have the existing knowledge of the subject learnt from the environment in which they live, parents, relatives, friends and even media such as radios and television. It allows learners to be more independent, interact with their teachers and grant them an opportunity to analyse, discuss and solve problems in the lesson taught. Teacher have been given a chance to study learners' home background, individualisation, learning disabilities among learners, their intellectual capabilities and what methods to use to help them learn better and easy. Learner-centred approach is believed to be successful throughout the Namibian education as learners are really showing their interests toward the teaching and learning process.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Namibian Men against violence

The Council of Churches in Namibia have come up with the idea to form the organisation called NAMEC [Namibian Men for Change] in the year 2002. This organisation aims to change men's attitudes towards women and children abuse in Namibia. It also would like to strengthen the men's responsibility in their families and the society at large. The organisation led by Rev. Ngeno Nakamela and Uncle Abdullah Mwakembeu as leading figures. They have gone throughout Namibia and inform men through meetings, workshops and church services. They then have hope that, Namibian men really ready to make a change. This is supported by the fact that, no more lots of crimes concerning women and children, only some few individuals but not so high. It also include people with disabilities throughout their administrative works of the organisation. The members of NAMEC are from different political regions such as Omusati, Otjikoto, Ohangwena, Khomas, Hardap, and others. The meetings usually attended by students, youth and older population and mostly by men. They usually gave their views on how they think will be the way to equal gender and stop violence against women an dchildren. It is showing a nice progression towards rooting out violence against women and children of our country Namibia.

Abraham Vilho's review of NAMEC

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Leading Transparency in Namibia

Leading people by considering their needs and democratically is what is meant by transparency. Looking in to the Namibian context, we have some leaders who privatise the state properties and take them as if the country belongs to an individual person. For example, a person is stealing away the money that are allocated to his/her ministry. Where is he taking the money for the state to? This is a serious case which is categorised into corruption practices. It is now becoming a day-by-day term that most Namibian use to describe the unfair practices over the Namibian nation. However, the newly elected president is eager to root out this corrupted leaders and put those in favour of the whole nation. For all we need from the leaders that are leading is patriotism toward the Namibian nation. The committee of presidential inquiry will be set up now to deal with unpatriotic, money scum and nepotism that are bieng practised by some leaders.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

First Posting

Hi Vilho

I'm hoping you can use this blog to let the rest of the world know who you are.

Dr. Wilder