Events

Second Hand Night Market with Live Music at the FNCC

Updated: February 21, 2022

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 backtoschoolnamibia@gmail.com, send a WhatsApp to 081 450 6804 or book directly at the FNCC.

Second Hand Clothes Sale at the Old Aris Hotel Coffeeshop Opening

Updated: January 17, 2022

Call for Volunteers

Updated: November 14, 2021


Secondhand Market in September 2021

Updated: September 15, 2021

On September 25, 2021 “Back to school Namibia” will hold its 2nd edition of the Second Hand Market in cooperation with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre

There will be international food and drinks and lots of stalls with second hand items as well as local crafts.

Secondhand Market in April 2021

Updated: April 18, 2021

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!


The Swap Event in Windhoek

Updated: Jan 6, 2021

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


First delivery in a school of 172 learners!

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

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.