Ka ku gu n!orema ka tania da'abi //haitsau

Ka ku gu n!orema ka tania da'abi //haitsau

It takes a village to raise a child.

About the Fund

The Ju/'hoansi Development Fund is a grassroots organization supporting education in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia. The development of five Village Schools (grade 1-4) will support young Ju/’hoan children in their education.

The project combines the construction of physical infrastructure, transport, food security and training of educators. Special focus will be placed on cultural engagement of parents and the wider Ju/’hoan community.

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David Bruce and Tsamkxao ≠Oma (‘chief Bobo’)

Watch this video where David Bruce and Tsamkxao ≠Oma (‘chief Bobo’) explain the importance of education in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia. Get an impression of the beauty of this special region, the Ju’/hoansi Bushmen, and the children that need your support for their Village Schools.

The Ju/’hoansi Bushmen community in northeast Namibia is one of the few remaining integrated communities, while at the same time one of the most disadvantaged. They are extremely vulnerable in terms of physical and cultural survival. An exceptionally low level of education is a major contributor to their marginalisation. Elders believe only a merging of the old and new can root them, and that their children must combine formal education with cultural heritage to secure their land and heritage.

Support our Village School Project creating five Nyae Nyae Lower Primary Village Schools providing mother tongue education to young Ju/’hoan learners, close to home communities. Our approach is based on holistic indigenous values, with full community participation and cultural integration, combining the construction of physical infrastructure and supply of learning materials with ongoing support in the form of training of educators, transport to schools, management and the provision of food supplies.