The N/a'an ku sê Primary School opened in 2009 after a need arose for the education of San Bushmen children. Fewer than 1 in 5 San children attend primary school due to financial difficulties and social prejudices. Discrimination of the San prevents many children from receiving adequate education and extends so far into them not being accepted into mainstream schools. Many San children do not speak English and therefore are unable to learn effectively, and government schools frequently discriminate against San children and do not accept them to the school. The challenges are enormous. Therefore, all the children who attend school with the support of the project are considered a huge success. Through providing quality education to the San people of Namibia, the project reduces poverty by increasing future earning potential for these children and young people. The School receives no government funding and is reliant on the generosity of donors and school volunteers to continue operating. The project is passionate that very child deserves the right to an education, and provides a positive learning environment for children to expand their knowledge and gain an understanding of the importance of education in their futures. The school is a place where passion is encouraged, and enthusiasm is fostered. It’s a place where San Bushmen children can learn and become thoughtful students who take pride in their education.
Originating as a small wildlife sanctuary nestled in the Namibian bush, just 45km from Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, the Wildlife Sanctuary Foundation has grown into a world-famous conservation organisation, providing a safe haven and second chance for countless injured, orphaned and conflict animals. Whenever possible their goal is to release animals back into the wild - only those animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. The volunteers are critical to enabling the project to continue caring for the animals.