Providing a classroom for Namibian school Children

by Steven J. Vanze
$32,477 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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.


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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Steven J. Vanze

Location: Chevy Chase, MD - USA
Project Leader:
Stephen Vanze
Project Leader
Chevy Chase, MD United States

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