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Onguta School Namibia - building costs

Onguta School Namibia - building costs

Why we need your help

Onguta School  

The community, pupils, and teachers are very grateful to the generosity of AfriCat UK Supporters who have already raised over $1 million Namibia dollars for the new Onguta Community Primary School in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy. The school is now operational much to everyone’s delight however further funds are needed to complete paying for it!  Can you help?  

The Onguta School supports sixty children from a number of farming communities in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy. Until mid-2019, Onguta’s youngest keenly attended their classes in the rain, dust and wind, with summer temperatures reaching 45 degrees housed in ex-army tents.

In July 2019, the new Onguta School was gifted to the community using funds raised in the UK and elsewhere including a particularly generous donation from the Netherlands. This was a joyous occasion.

When the ‘Cowboys’, the family-run business who took on the challenge of building the Onguta school in six weeks, from reconditioned shipping containers; it made sense to include all the essential elements for the school in one go, rather than build in it in two stages, as the fundraising had planned. The school therefore has classrooms, ablutions, stores rooms, offices, kitchen, meeting space, water, and solar panels for electricity, with a new fundraising campaign started.  

The ‘Cowboys’ Team who agreed to defer payment until September 2020 are now are in dire straits, locked down in the town of Swakopmund, Namibia, unable to do business due to the present COVID-19 predicament. The Namibian Lion Trust is committed to settling the outstanding bill of currently £28,000 by 30 September 2020

Any help you can give is so much appreciated 

AfriCat UK is working in partnership with the Namibian Lion Trust see and

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raised towards 100,000.00 target



Sep 02, 2020


Education for all is so important.

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Aug 05, 2020


(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 17, 2019


(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2019


Great work in Onguta - inspirational.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019

Andy and Gill

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019


I hope this donation will enable the Onguta school to continue the good work with both children and conservation.

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019

Stephen Moss


Dec 03, 2019


Keep up the great work

Dec 03, 2019


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 03, 2019


I hope and pray that you will achieve your target soon, best wishes!


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 72,827.50

Direct donations


Raised offline 70,204.00

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