Hotel Uhland Initiative for Better Education (HUBE)

In Namibia the lack of education is still one of the major problems: the families that do not have much money, can hardly afford to buy school uniforms, stationary, food etc etc. So the children do not attend the school lessons and when they are old enough to leave school, they hardly can read or write or even calculate. So they can not get jobs (at least not jobs that are well remunerated) and their children again suffer the same fate.

This is where we start our initiative:
We directly support families to give their children a better education.

Even if our staff members in comparison with other companies do get a quite good salary, the costs for education for their children are so high, that they really do struggle. In average each of our employees does support 3 to 4 children.

School costs for one child at a state school are about 1.500,00 N$ (primary school) to 2.500,00 N$ (secondary school) per year, for university even incredible 42.000,00 N$. The annual income of our staff members without formal formation like room maids, maintenance etc is about  35.000,00 N$.

Several families with children from our staff and some very dedicated families as choosen from the Bernard Nordkamp Centre are supported directly by refunding school fees and other costs involved with the education of the children. The main focus is to enable these children to get the best possible education.

Donations in form of money are very welcome. If you like, you will be entered into our list of sponsors. We guarantee that there will be no administrative or other fees deducted in any way.

Irmgard and Juergen Rannersmann.