The last several weeks have been spent exploring Namibia in Southern Africa. What started out as a journey to photograph the country and return home with a few photographs changed when I had the good fortune to meet Marlice van Vuuren, one of Namibia’s most well known conservationists, of the N/a’an ku se Foundation. The Foundation was formed in 2006 and has two primary objectives; to protect and conserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalized San Bushman community.
I was so touched by the positive attitude and spirit of the people and the tremendous need. It also struck me most how far a little goes. For example, $30 will provide a child with a back pack full of school supplies for a year. Or, $250 will cover school fees, transport to and from school, pay for clothes or school uniforms and purchase educational items for one child. There are so many ways to help please check it out and consider a donation http://www.naankuse.com/support-us-at-naankuse/celebrate-and-give-with-naankuse.html
N/a’an ku se got into my soul and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Marlice, the animals and the Sans Bushmen since that first day in Namibia. I want to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. I plan to create a calendar, e-book and book of the images that I captured in Namibia and donate all net receipts to the N/a’an ku se Foundation to support their work. Before I set off on this venture I would like to determine if there is interest in the following