Miss Teen Namibia Blog

Published June 23, 2023
Debmarine Namibia has committed to the upliftment and empowerment of women. This is one of the reasons why the company…

NBC Director General Stanley B Similo, Debmarine Communications Manager, Stella Ipinge and Debmarine CEO Willy Mertens flanked by beauty Queens, the Miss Namibia Top 10 Finalists at the courtesy visit to Debmarine Namibia.


Debmarine Namibia has committed to the upliftment and empowerment of women. This is one of the reasons why the company availed N$2.5 million to the Miss Namibia Pageant.

Debmarine Namibia made this reassurance during its meeting with Miss Namibia’s finalists and the NBC’s Director General, Stanley Similo at its premises. The visit was aimed at educating the contestants on Debmarine’s operations, including training on general safety, psychological wellbeing, and its contribution to the development of the country. The Miss Namibia hopefuls were advised how to practise safety when on social media to avoid internet bullying, which has the potential to negatively impact their mental health.

The Chief Executive Officer of Debmarine Namibia, Willy Mertens, reaffirmed his company’s responsibility to empower women. He says that 49% of Debmarine’s employees are women: “We are proud to stand with women and girls as part of our commitment to participating, so when we say standing with women and girls is something that we take seriously, it’s part of what we deliver as part of our commitment to empowering women both in our business and also through our corporate investment programmes and the community as well.”

He says the partnership with Miss Namibia allows the company to promote and highlight its contribution to society through its precious resources, such as diamonds. Similo commended Debmarine Namibia for its contribution to Miss Namibia, an action that will change the lives of girls. He said that there is always a start to creating better mothers, and Miss Namibia is one such platform to start with. “Had it not been for you, I think we would have difficulties in getting our beautiful ladies to be part of what you are doing, and I want to extend my thinking by saying that for the very first time ever, we have a very, very diverse group from all over the country because, through sponsorships, we are able to travel to almost all corners of Namibia, where we raise awareness of what the pageant is all about. Part of what we want to do is grow a girl child to give her the same base of respect and to get the girl child to believe in herself.”


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