Village Schools Fundraiser

Nicolette van der Meer and David Bruce moved from Amsterdam to Noordhoek in 2011 with their young family. They are the proud owners of Trem-Y-Don B&B in Avondrust Lane and love the rural setting with lots of horses around, the spectacular beach and tranquil mountains, the amazing restaurants and the genuine community spirit. Together with Noordhoek Tourism they successfully organised a photo competition about Noordhoek for 3 years on a row. But now Nicolette and David want to leave and need your help. 

Family Bruce  

Having met and worked in Namibia, Nicolette and David have a special bond with the wilderness and the indigenous Ju/'hoansi Bushmen in north east Namibia. They are moving back to Namibia for 5 years to realise a education project. As an international photographer, David has photographed the Ju/'hoan people for 26 years, and its time to give something back. Together with the Ju/'hoan community and the Namibian Ministry of Education, they will build and run five Village Schools (grade 1-4) in the wilderness of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. The project combines the construction of physical infrastructure, transport, food security and training of Ju/hoansi teachers. Special focus will be placed on cultural engagement of parents and the wider community.

Learners and tent

If you want to know more or donate to the cause, you can contact Nicolette or David via email: info@jdfund.org. Fundraising will start from the middle of November. A new website will be hosted soon, and a crowdfunding page on Indiegogo is being constructed. 

On the 5th of December we are organising a fun evening out at Cafe Roux (Noordhoek Farm Village). All proceeds of the evening will go towards the Village Schools project. There will be goodies to win, an auction of some very special items, and of course some good music with Jeremy Olivier! You can buy your tickets via Webtickets: http://caferouxsessions.co.za/

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