N/a’an ku sê Foundation

The N/a'an ku sê Foundation is committed to conserving Namibia's wildlife, landscapes and unique cultures – particularly that of the San. The story of N/a'an ku sê begins with the birth of the Lifeline Clinic in Namibia's rural east in 2003. Here impoverished San communities rely on the clinic for support and medical treatment – all free of charge. 2007 saw the N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary open its doors, this African paradise providing a second chance to countless orphaned, injured and conflict animals. Over the years, the N/a'an ku sê Foundation, through the support of invaluable conservation partners, acquired reserves throughout Namibia. Now more than 100,000 hectares of habitat are protected, these hectares providing a home to a myriad of animals that would have lost their lives in situations of conflict.
A key focus of the Foundation is that of mitigating human-wildlife conflict, the Foundation's vision being that of an Africa where humans and wildlife live and thrive together. This is achieved through conservation research, N/a'an ku sê Foundation firmly believing that scientific evidence can change the face of conservation. Proven mitigation methods are shared with farmers and landowners, a peaceful co-existence between wild and man coming ever closer. The Foundation utilizes a holistic approach, maintaining that the welfare of habitat and wildlife is closely interlinked with the welfare of humans. Thus, education and healthcare for the people of Namibia are important factors, the N/a'an ku sê Primary School providing free education to 70 plus children from Grades 0 to 7. The N/a'an ku sê Lifeline Clinic treats some 5,000 patients annually – all free of charge. The overall purpose of the Foundation is to help conserve the landscapes of Namibia, to protect the wildlife, and to improve the lives of the people it works with through sustainable innovative commercial activities.

Unite as Volunteer Wildlife Warriors

By Tanja Andersen

In the heart of the African wilderness, a profound mystery challenges our understanding and fills us with concern and hope. As we navigate the vast landscape of information, seeking to grasp the fate of the wildlife that roams this continent, we are met with a profound realization – the delicate balance between despair and progress.

It was during a recent interview with a remarkable conservationist, Marlice van Vuuren, that the true significance of voluntary work in the realm of wildlife rescue and wilderness preservation became unmistakably clear. In these moments, we come to appreciate the tireless dedication and unwavering commitment of organizations like the N/a'an ku sê Foundation, whose work ensures the survival of magnificent creatures such as the cheetah and African wild dog.

Voluntary work, you see, is the embodiment of our collective yearning for a world where the wilderness flourishes and every species thrives. By supporting organizations like N/a'an ku sê, we empower them to focus on their noble mission – the protection of Africa's biodiversity.

The beauty of volunteering extends far beyond the animals it saves; it transforms lives, often in ways both conscious and unconscious. It provides answers to the unspoken questions that reside deep within our hearts, assuring us that we hold a pivotal role in the grand tapestry of life. It's the realization that our existence can make a difference, that by choosing to be part of something greater, we can truly come home to the very essence of our being.

Volunteering is not merely an act of reading behind a computer screen or sharing posts on social media. It is a transformative journey that takes you to the very heart of the action, where truth is born, where change is forged. It is in the fields and reserves of Africa that your voice finds its most potent resonance, where the people around you begin to truly listen. Together, you create change, a unique togetherness that carries the weight of significance.

For those who seek answers to the questions that have long remained unanswered, for those who yearn for purpose in their hearts, voluntary work is the path that leads to fulfillment. When you choose to volunteer with the N/a'an ku sê Foundation, you become an ambassador of change. Your actions echo throughout your community, inspiring others to join the cause of cheetahs, African wild dogs, and countless other species awaiting your support.

So, I invite you to embark on this transformative journey. I invite you to Africa, where life begins, where your existence takes on new meaning, and where together, we secure a future for the magnificent creatures that share our planet. In this wilderness, hope thrives, and so can you.