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Welcome New Study Abroad Coordinator & Instructor in Namibia!

CGEE in Namibia is happy to announce our newest study abroad coordinator and instructor has started with us as of September 2021. Welcome to the team, Pinias Kashedi! Read below for his biography:

Staff photo of Pinias KashediPinias Kashedi is the new Study Abroad Program Coordinator and Instructor for Political and Social Change. He just completed a Master’s of Philosophy in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He further holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Namibia.

Pinias worked for the Namibian Government in Voter Education as well as leading Adult and Continuing Education programs at district level. For the past six (6) years he worked for the US Embassy as the Cultural Affairs assistant and EducationUSA adviser managing and coordinating youth and professional exchange programs and educational advising for international students planning to study in the US. He worked to increase the number of Namibians studying in the US by 80% in the last 5 years He also continues to teach Development Studies and Adult Learning at the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) on a Part-time basis.

Pinias is married and is a father of two children; John (15) and Mathilde (9 months). Pinias says “I love teaching and researching and I am a strong advocate for Experiential Education. The opportunity to join the CGEE team could not have come at a better time and I am ready to assist in giving our students an excellent Southern Africa experience”.