Project information

Clever Cubs School

N’a/an ku sê’s pre-primary school opened in November 2009 to provide education to San Bushman children who have been denied the opportunity to receive quality education.

Ongoing

Charity information: Naankuse Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    The San are one of the oldest tribes in the world; traditionally hunter gatherers in the Kalahari Desert. Unfortunately today’s reality is different. They are the most impoverished and marginalised community in Namibia. The San face huge challenges including lack of access to healthcare, education and disenfranchisement from mainstream Namibian society.

    Solution

    The N/a'an ku sê Foundation provides employment, training and accommodation to more than 50 San Bushman families in a variety of roles. In 2009 we built the Clever Cubs School in order to provide quality education to the children of the families that call N/a'an ku sê home.

    Younger children attend Clever Cubs Pre-primary and once old enough, we sponsor them to attend mainstream school in Windhoek - thereby furthering their education and their potential for the future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide quality education to San Bushmen children

    Activities

    » The Clever Cubs school ensures a quality education to San Bushman children

    By closely monitoring each child's educational development we help them achieve their potential.


  • Impact

    Impact

    San Bushmen children receive a quality education which is far too often denied to this community. Through supporting children with their studies we are creating a new generation of San Bushmen who will have better employment opportunities and will become far more active members of Namibian society - thereby bringing a halt to the poverty cycle for generations to come.

    Risk

    Lack of funding. We are constantly on the lookout for funders who will help us to educate the San Bushmen children.

    Reporting

    Certificate of recognition for each donation.
    Updates through our newsletter.
    School update every six months.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,421

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,421 School Fuel for bus, uniforms, teacher's salary, electricity, school lunches etc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private Foundation £5,618 Guaranteed
    School bus sponsorship £1,851 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The school is based in the N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Windhoek, Namibia

    Beneficiaries

    San Bushmen children

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working to support the San Bushmen since 2003 and provide a variety of training and employment opportunities to San Bushmen families through our conservation activities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Marlice Van Vuuren

    Founder and Director N/a'an ku sê Foundation

    Dr Rudie Van Vuuren

    Founder and Director N/a'an ku sê Foundation