Hello and welcome to the website of the BNC in Katutura, Windhoek, Namibia
My name is Sophia and I am a Grade 7 student at the BNC, which is short for the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre, but MaryBeth and Grandma tell us that it is really short for the BEST NAMIBIAN CHILDREN so that's the one I like. I have been coming to the centre for 4 years now and have made lots of friends and met many volunteers from all over the world. I really enjoy the classes and my marks were so good in 2011 that I have been accepted by one of the best High Schools in Windhoek. For me that is a dream come true. I hope that you are reading this and thinking about coming to teach at the Centre so that you can help other kids make their dreams come true.
Our Christmas Party by Vannesia (Grade 8)
On December 23 we invited our families to our Christmas concert. It was fun. First of all Grades 1 and 2 put on a Puppet show and they were so funny. Then we had a boys group and a girls group who danced for us. After that it was time for the Nativity play with a really funny donkey which fell apart when it was in the stable. We had a really big chocolate cake that we served to our families along with a drink. Then it was time for Santa to arrive and we all got a present to take home. It was a lovely day.
Sponsoring a child is easy and so rewarding
Would you like to sponsor a child? It does not cost a lot but is a great help to our students and their families.
Your gift will mean that one more child will be able to go proudly to school in their new uniform, knowing that their school fees have been paid and that they will not be beaten because they do not have a pen.
Every dollar you donate will go directly to the child carefully chosen for your to support.
You will have the satisfaction of watching the progress and achievements of the child you sponsor.
Providing hope through education
As we looked at the needs of our kids in 2010 it became very obvious that the only way for them to really break the cycle of AIDs and poverty was going to be through education. Overcrowded classrooms, and a lack of textbooks made it difficult for them to make any significant progress.
Today the prime focus of the BNC Namibia is to provide a balanced educational programme with emphasis on Mathematics and English which supports and supplements the Namibian school curriculum. The results after only one year of formal classes are amazing and 2012 is already looking much brighter for our dedicated students.