Skip to main content
AfriCat UK
AfriCat UK
Onguta School Namibia - support

Onguta School Namibia - support

Why we need your help

Onguta School  

The community, pupils, and teachers are incredibly grateful to the generosity of AfriCat UK Supporters who helped to raise the money to build the new Onguta Community Primary School in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy. The school is now operational much to everyone’s delight. Thank you to everyone who donated. To see the smiles on the faces of staff and pupils is enough! 

However, to help this community further at a time of deep crisis with covid and a drought to contend with; additional funds would be much appreciated by them to help with meals, maintenance, and equipment.  

The Onguta School can support sixty children from a number of farming communities in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy. Onguta’s pupils keenly attended their classes happily walking long distances to attend and occasionally staying with those living more locally. To maintain the current number of teachers, which is two, the school roll needs to stay around 60. One solution the community are considering is a small boarding house for children to stay  allowing more to come and saving them a very long walk to attend.

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. The school therefore has classrooms, ablutions, stores rooms, offices, kitchen, meeting space, water, and solar panels for electricity. However, on a visit in 2020 the water pump had broken and the school was awaiting its repair by the water company. 

The ‘Cowboys’ Team who agreed to defer payment until September 2020 and with covid 19 were in urgent need of payment. The Namibian Lion Trust with support from friends and AfriCat UK just managed to settle the outstanding bill on 30 September 2020, which is good news all round.

Any help you can give is so much appreciated by the pupils teachers and community  

AfriCat UK is working in partnership with the Namibian Lion Trust  More details www.africat.co.uk and www.namibianliontrust.org

thumb from webstechild

Supporters

Nov 15, 2020

Martin Leach

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 02, 2020

Sandra

Education for all is so important.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Aug 05, 2020

Anonymous

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 17, 2019

Shelagh

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2019

Anonymous

Great work in Onguta - inspirational.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019

Andy and Gill

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019

Julien

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

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 03, 2019

Stephen Moss

25.00

Dec 03, 2019

Anonymous

Keep up the great work


Dec 03, 2019

Janet

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Back to Top

Our website uses cookies. They help us understand how customers use our website so we can give you the best experience possible and also keep our online adverts relevant. By continuing to browse this site or choosing to close this message, you give consent for cookies to be used. Read more about our cookies.

Our site needs cookies
We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.