• Nurture students’ commitment to YONA throughout their educational careers, developing students into mentors for younger students and ambassadors for the programs
  • Foster an interest and confidence in learning new skills
  • Increasing the percentage of students graduating from high school with academic proficiency, through participating in YONA
  • Increasing the number of students in tertiary institutions; eventually empowering more Namibians through education
  • Creating job opportunities for Namibians, as music teachers, performing artists and instrument technicians (e.g. luthiers and piano technicians)
  • The creation of a Music Academy where gifted and dedicated students could receive specialist, individual tuition
  • A self-sustainable community of musicians and music teachers; i.e. that Namibia ceases to be dependent on other countries to provide musicians and music teachers.
  • Providing more local musicians for the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra (NNSO). (At present the NNSO relies heavily on musicians from outside Namibia to fill its ranks)
  • Assisting the department of education in the training of teachers, to bring music back into the schools. By bringing music back into the schools, children’s cognitive development is encouraged; and this has a positive effect on literacy and numeracy
  • A vibrant music life in Namibia where an abundance of good musicians and music teachers can continue to overcome poverty and adversity by the uplifting of the human spirit
  • By creating a shared identity in the orchestra; bridges are being built between Namibians from all cultures and socio-economic background is
  • A country where every child, regardless of gender, creed, or ethnical background, has the access to music education