About National Youth Service ( NYS Namibia )

About National Youth Service ( NYS Namibia )


To deliver relevant national services and offer recognized skills training and personal development programmes to the youth through attaining the requisite institutional capacity while engaging in income generating ventures.


To be the dynamic sustainable youth service institution of choice contributing to socio-economic development.

Who we are

The National Youth Service is a youth development service institution, established by the National Youth Service Act, Act No. 6 of 2005.

What we do

The National Youth Service (NYS) is involved in:

  • Youth Recruitment from all regions and constituencies in Namibia;
  • Youth development through actively involving youth in national development efforts and activities;
  • Encouraging youth voluntarism;
  • Facilitating youth contribution to socio-economic development and poverty alleviation; and
  • Creating opportunities for skills development and career path for the youth.