A NEW EXCITING CHAPTER FOR THE NAMIBIA PROJECT CHARITY
The Namibia Project has come of age. Over the past quarter century, your support has allowed some of the poorest children in sub-saharan Africa to stay in education and fulfil their academic dreams. Two of these students, Oliver Shirunda and Irmgard Ndumba, have gone on to graduate from university. We could not be more proud of them!
Since 1998, the Namibia Project has been indelibly affiliated with ACS Cobham International School. Under the stewardship of Ann and Rijn Brandse, 433 students made the annual trip to Namibia, fuelling a vibrant cultural exchange and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for struggling rural schools. We are profoundly grateful to the whole ACS community for helping to sustain this partnership, including after the Namibia Project spun out to become an independent registered charity in 2015.
Today marks the latest exciting chapter in our journey. As the Brandses finally hang up their bush hats in favour of a much-deserved relaxing retirement (which just happens to involve walking 2,700 miles of the British coast) it’s time for new trustees to take the Namibia Project into the future. Though no longer directly linked to ACS, our mission remains unchanged – to improve the lives and opportunities of orphans and vulnerable children at llKhuta!hoas Primary School and beyond.
With nearly half of Namibians living in poverty and youth unemployment at a record 46%, it’s more important than ever before to equip students with the means to finish school and help uplift their country.
As a small charity operating during the biggest cost of living crisis in a generation, will have to do more with less. Luckily, our new trustees are digital natives who will harness their creativity, youthful energy and the power of emerging technologies to make each pound go further than ever.
Here is to a new, exciting chapter of this vital cause!
Namibia Project Alumni 2001 & Namibia Project Trustee
Namibia Project Trustee Board (August 2023 - June 2024)
Wendy Brandse (1999)
Vadim Nikitin (2001)
Ilaria Regondi-Nikitin OBE (2005)
Sue Lowe (2009, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Dr. Andreas Elombo (2016)
Samuel Phillipson (2018)
Issy Adamopoulos (2019)
Additional New Positions to be filled to help with the Fundraising
Fundraising Campaign Manager & Digital Strategist
Social Media Expert