2023, July - Black Society at FNCC
Back to School Namibia participated in the Black Society event at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC - Robert Mugabe 118, Windhoek). Back to School Namibia presented a fantastic selection of second hand clothes. As always we fundraised to support kids in rural areas of Namibia to access equitable education.
Black Society event offered an amazing variety of cultural and gastronomic opportunities, with stalls, poetry, music, dance and fashion. It was great fun! Thank you very much for your invitation Black Society !
We also received a generous donation from Angela! Thank you!!!
2023, June - Fifth Second Hand Market with Live Music at the FNCC
We are very happy to report that our 5th Back to School Namibia Market was a great success. It was held on 17th June from 12h00 to 17h00 at @fnccnam. All the funds raised during this event are being used to support kids in rural areas of Namibia to access equitable education. We provide them with uniforms, stationery, eyeglasses, reusable sanitary pads, sports equipment and other school supplies.
2023, May - International Food & Craft Bazaar
Back to School Namibia participated in the International Food & Craft Bazaar on Saturday 13th May, 2023 at the Windhoek Country Club.
At the Bazaar, Back to School Namibia :
Sold selected second-hand previously loved clothes.
Collected second-hand items such as school uniforms, shoes, and clothes, as well as stationery from donors.
Collected funds in our colorful donation box. Donors were given a token of appreciation: a beautiful bookmark.
Our volunteers chatted with people visiting the stand, providing information about what the charity does and how supporters can help.
2022, February - Second Hand Night Market with Live Music at the FNCC
This time around our second hand market will take place from 5-10 pm at the @fnccnam on February 25. Come and stroll around while listening to the live music brought to us by @the_ells_ ! If you´d like to book a stall please send an e-mail to email@example.com, send a WhatsApp to 081 450 6804 or book directly at the FNCC.
2022, January - BtSN Second Hand Market
2021, September - BtSN Second Hand Market
2021, April - BtSN Second Hand Market
On April 10th 2021 took place the first Back to School Namibia Second Hand Market in cooperation with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.
We invited people to sell their things like clothes, books, furniture and many more things in order to give them a second life. And we were happy to support a few local vendors with small retail stalls. The FNCC team was selling drinks and food.
The public which was looking for attractive bargains was happy to find 25 stalls with various items. At the Back to school Namibia stall we sold second hand clothes and our new fruit/veg bags. With the outcome of this sale we will be able to buy new stationery and deliver it soon.
Organizing this event was a new experience for us and we are happy to announce that we are already busy planning the next Back to school Namibia market with the FNCC!
We would like to thank all the vendors, the Back to School volunteers, and over all the FNCC Team!
Would you like to book a stall for the next market? Are you willing to volunteer for BACK TO SCHOOL NAMIBIA?
Send an e-mail to backtoschoolnamibia.com and be part of this great project!
2020, November - The Swap Event in Windhoek
On the 27th of November we organised a Swap Event in Windhoek in order to do fundraising to provide stationery for schools in need.
But what is it exactly about?
The idea is to empty our wardrobes and renew our clothes.
We all keep clothes that we like but that we don’t wear anymore.
Instead of getting rid of them, let’s swap them for other loved preowned clothes!
We only accept clothes in very good condition.
This event has been a real success. Thanks to all our friends from Namibia and abroad who accepted to donate nice clothes.
It allowed us to have a large choice on the top of the clothes that ladies wanted to swap.
Our happy donors left the event with bags full of clothes.
They made a donation of 400N$ (~20€) to participate to the swap.
We raised 9170N$ in total!
This will allow us to buy some stationery for schools in need in the Zambezi region, to ensure that learners will be able to attend school for the next accademic year, without any financial contribution from their parents, who quite often can’t afford it.
After this success, we are thinking of doing a regular rendez-vous several times a year to encourage people to recycle the clothes that are sitting in their closet while supporting a good cause.
Stay tuned not to miss the next one! Follow us on FB and Instagram!
Read a testimony of happy shoppers!
“What a fun experience the clothes swap was! Found some beautiful clothes for myself and my daughter J! Most importantly, it’s a great feeling to know that all monetary contributions collected will be used to support some of the most vulnerable children in Namibia. We need further innovative fundraising events like this.” Janine
A big heartfelt “Thank you” to the whole Back to School Namibia team for their great efforts and dedication.” Silke
2020, November - First delivery in a school of 172 learners!
We are thrilled to have been able to support our first school. 172 learners do now have the stationary and essential supplies to study for one year! Pencils, pens, mathematic sets, notebooks…
The school has also received sports material (soccer and netball balls, bibs, jumping ropes…) along with educational posters for the teachers to hang in their classroom.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the financial support of the French embassy in Windhoek. The embassy paid for the all material that we delivered on the 13th of July.
On the occasion of the hand-over we organized a reception in the school, where Claire Bodonyi, the French ambassador to Namibia, addressed teachers and pupils, while offering bags and a meal for all present.
We signed an agreement for the donation of material, the follow up of which will be ensured by the team of “Back to School Namibia”.
Klein Aub is a community located in the south of Namibia, 2h30 driving from the capital Windhoek. This rural area is 1,5h of driving from the closest town, Rehoboth, on a gravel road. This make this community vulnerable if the harvests are not good. Food security is becoming a real challenge after the last 3 years of drought and economic recession, exacerbated now by the effects of the Covid pandemic.
Some kids in Klein Aub, like elsewhere in the country only go to school also because it gets them a proper meal.
Our goal is to have as many kids as possible remaining in school so as to brighten up their future.