Adopt a Brick to build a village school

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/africatadoptabrick

Total raised

£16,346.64
from a target of £29,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£16,603.14

Offline total

£14,903.00

Can you help AfriCat build a School for a local community?

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. 

LOGO

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 was completed by the community. In addition 25,000 Euros have been donated towards the 1 million Namibian dollars required, which means we are over over half way there - Can you help us with a brick or two?  

 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 info-uk@africat.org 

thumb from webstehampton boys lion from website

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

Africats work with Lions

Total raised:
£31.64 (excl Gift Aid)

  

Total donations: £1,412.00

Anonymous

04.05.17

£145.00 (+ £36.25 giftaid)

Anonymous

22.02.17

£30.00

Thank's to John Tegg of Reading for this donation

Mike and Sara

11.01.17

£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Good luck with the school

Anonymous

23.12.16

£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

Janet

22.12.16

£25.00

Keep on going with the good work

Anonymous

19.12.16

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

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

Anonymous

15.12.16

£62.00

Kevan Boni

05.12.16

£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Keep up the good work!!

Cherie Smith

04.12.16

£12.00 (+ £3.00 giftaid)

Rachel Chapman

04.12.16

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Wishing you all a great school that will exist in peace and harmony with the wonderful wildlife of Namibia

 

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