Adopt a Brick to build a village school

Total raised

from a target of £80,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


Phase One of Onguta School started! 

Funds now going towards Phase Two

Thanks to the generosity of AfriCat Supporters the $1 million Namibia dollars has been raised to start work on the classrooms of the new Onguta Village Primary School Ehirovipuka Conservancy, Kunene Region, north-west Namibia. The school has been operating out of two tatty army tents. To see the Onguta school view this https://vimeo.com302202240   

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 and Community Support Programme. With an improved learning environment prospects for the children and adults in the community can improve. The plans drawn up by a local architect working ‘pro bono’ have incorporated many ecological features taking into account the remoteness and dry nature of the area. The community have been actively involved, choosing a site preparing the ground and helping with an attempt to bring water to the site.

In January 2018 work on constructing the classrooms resumes, foundations are in. Term does not start in Namibia until February. The pictures show the foundations and the plans for the completed project.

[i][b][b]Phase 2[/b] of the project is for a Staff room and office, a kitchen and dining area (one room for kitchen with open-sided, roofed dining area) and communal gathering place or school 'hall' (a barn-like, roofed area with walls up to approx. 1.5m in height, gauze wire to the roof)[/i][/b] 

A further £30,000 is required to complete phase 2, this will allow AfriCat and the Lion Guards to run ‘activities’, ‘events’ or short training courses to members of the community.

By ‘Adopting a Brick’ you will be helping the community to grow and prosper and make the project become a reality 

For more information or other ways to help please contact 

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Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  will buy 2 bricks

£15.00  will buy 3 bricks

£20.00  we will make that 5 bricks

£50.00  with many thanks 12 bricks

£100.00  brilliant thank you

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!!