A second year law student at the University of Namibia (UNAM) Edwarde Naikaku, won the N$20 000 prize in the Bank Windhoek Vibe Selfie Competition.
The competition, which ran between 20 January 2015 to 6 February 2015, required a full-time, or part-time, student between the ages of 16 and 30 years old, to open a Bank Windhoek Vibe Student Account and to take a selfie (a photo of themselves), with their career aspirations in the background, and post it onto the Bank Windhoek Group Competition Facebook page.
Naikaku plans to become a Public Law Prosecutor and posted a selfie of himself with the Supreme Court of Namibia in the background. His selfie won as the judges felt it was the most original and creative.
“My grade 12 teacher described me as a go-getter and so I just told myself to go ahead and get this prize knowing just how much I needed it. I’m so happy and relieved, the money is a welcome relief for me and my family”, he said. “I am happy that mom won’t have to stress about paying additional fees she had to pay for my studies anymore. I would like to thank Bank Windhoek for assisting me to pay for my studies. Tertiary education is expensive, especially for students that come from poor backgrounds.
God has surely heard my prayers and that’s why I’m grateful to Him too,” he said. He said that he opened his Vibe account at the start of the competition, and will definitely continue to use it for as long as he is a student. “With my Vibe account, I have access to Cellphone Banking and Internet Banking making it convenient for me to do my banking anywhere and anytime. I also have Life Cover to the value of N$5 000 and I pay low account and transaction fees,” he said.
The competition was not only aimed at giving students the opportunity to win prize money towards their academic costs, but also an opportunity for them to open a bank account at no extra cost to enable them to manage their finances more effectively.
“Bank Windhoek wishes to thank the many students who entered the Vibe Selfie Competition and who opened a Bank Windhoek Vibe account. Bank Windhoek wishes all the students the best of luck with their future studies”, said Marike de Jager, Head: Brand Marketing at Bank Windhoek.