Adopt a Brick to build a village school

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from a target of £50,000.00

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Can you help AfriCat build a School for a local community? We have just raised the funds for phase 1! 

Location Onguta Village, Ehirovipuka Conservancy, Kunene Region, north-west Namibia. The Onguta Primary School, comprises two tattered tents as classrooms! The third tent blew away so classes have had to merge. The government cannot provide replacements as they are working to aliviate the effects of the drought in the area. Yet, the three teachers and community are dedicated and keen to educate their children as best possible. One teacher is trying to build temporary accomodation for next term. The traditional leader, Headman Fanuel Ndjiwa, is a conservationist, and an exemplary leader. His aim is to offer schooling to 150 children. He is committed to the AfriCat Livestock Protection Programme (LPP) and is instrumental in minimising the persecution of large carnivores in his area of jurisdiction. 

 AfriCat’s wants to support this pro-active community by developing a formal school, which long term would consist of classrooms, store-rooms, showers and toilets, a kitchen / dining area, a communal gathering place, teacher’s accommodation and eventually, a boarding hostel. This work forms a part of AfriCat ‘s Communal Carnivore Conservation Programme and Community Support Programme. AfriCat is very keen to create a better learning environment to help the children and adults in the community improve their education and thereby enhance their future prosperity in a sustainable way. Current goal is the classrooms. 


Progress so far the site for the school has been allocated by the Headman and his community. They have started to clear the area and have pledged to make bricks. A Namibian Architect, who designs eco-friendly projects, has been approached to design the school in its entirety; local builders will be sourced to take on this project, under AfriCat’s supervision. Volunteer opportunities to help with the construction are being explored. A school playground was built by AfriCat in April 2015, materials donated by farmers and businesses (old tyres and metal poles), the painting and hard labour undertaken by 18 students of the Private School Swakopmund. A water tank has been installed by AfriCat which meant digging the trench for the pipes, no ease task in the hot dry dusty rocky conditions but it was completed by the community. As well as the funds rasied through 'adopting a brick' money has come in from a wonderful donation from the Netherlands of the 400,000 namibian dollars which together with funds raised at the Olympic rowers gala dinner last year and a recent legacy donation we have very nearly reached million Namibian required which is brilliant news so now all the hard work starts. However we all know nothing ever stands still so you can still donate to ensure that there is a bit in the bank 'just in case' and for phase 2

 By ‘Adopting a Brick’ you will be helping the school to become a reality –

To see some pictures click here

We need 10,000 bricks adopted to raise the funds for the intial phase  

Can you help? Adopt a brick now and ask others to so the same..

For more information or other ways to help please contact 

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Select the amount you wish to give

£5.00  by donating a brick you help us get started

£12.00  for 3 bricks we will add your name to the wall

£25.00  for 7 bricks we will send you a fridge magnet

£50.00  for 15 bricks we will send you a certificate

£100.00  for 30 bricks and we will send you a picture

Be the first fundraiser for this campaign.


Total donations: £1,449.00

The Glynn family


£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

It’s wonderful to think that this donation will help towards the education of children in Namibia.

Claire King


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Good luck



£145.00 (+ £36.25 giftaid)




Thank's to John Tegg of Reading for this donation

Mike and Sara


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Good luck with the school



£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)




Keep on going with the good work



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Great project that shows that humanitarian support and wildlife conservation can happen at the same time




Kevan Boni


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Keep up the good work!!


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