Providing a classroom for Namibian school Children



This project will build a new classroom and library building for 5th and 6th grade children in a rural village in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. The children are orphaned or HIV infected.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

My name is Griffin Vanze. I am currently a volunteer teacher at a primary school in a small village in the Caprivi Strip. I have been here for about one year and will be here for another year and a half. My village needs two classrooms and a library, but the school cannot afford it. I am raising money for the construction costs and I need your help in the funding of the project.

How will this project solve this problem?

The rooms in which grades 5 and 6 currently learn are mud huts with tin roofs. The tin roof recently blew off in a windstorm. The government has agreed to build a new classroom block, if I can raise half the money.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Caprivi Strip has an HIV /Aids rate of at least 39%. Alchoholism is a serious problem. 85% of the children in my school are orphaned. I see education as a way of helping these children rise above the astoundingly difficult conditions.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Steven J. Vanze

Chevy Chase, MD, United States

Project Leader

Stephen Vanze

Project Leader
Chevy Chase, MD United States

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