Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Namibia: opening of Khorixas cultural centre | Открытие культурного центра в Кхорихасе Намибия

Cultural centre opens in Kunene Region

The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Project (NACOMA) handed over the Khorixas Cultural Heritage and Interpretive Centre to the Kunene regional council last week.
The Kunene inhabitants have little access to their 500 kilometre long coastline due to limited access to the Skeleton Coast - an ecosystem of biological importance. A huge number of the inhabitants therefore have limited exposure and knowledge about their coastline.

The new centre was identified under the Kunene regional council's Regional Development Plan of 2001- 2006 and aims to develop an indoor coastal environment and cultural heritage interpretative display for the Kunene inhabitants to educate and expose them to their coastal environment while creating a sustainable business platform for local entrepreneurs, mostly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) specialising in craft.

It will also facilitate cultural performances and conduct regular dialogue towards the preservation of cultural aspects of traditional communities in and around Khorixas.