Growing up is tough, and full of challenges for a growing mind. The first years of our lives are some of the most important, shaping how we view, and interact with the world around us. Learning the first lessons of life in a safe, caring environment is vitally important for children everywhere.
Our Little Bugs preschool is situated in one of the most breathtaking and ancient landscapes in the world, Sossusvlei, Namibia. An ever-changing and fragile environment which needs to be preserved for our future generations. Future generations who are busy learning about their environment, and the wonderful world in which they live.
At the Little Bugs Early Childhood Development Centre we believe that everyone should have an opportunity to learn and to follow their dreams which is why we offer education to the local community for free. B.B King once said, “The beautiful thing about learning is that no-one can take it away from you”, and regardless of circumstance, or location, no matter what our little bugs decide to become, or what directions they take, they will always have the knowledge that they gained early in their lives.
Education is a basic human right, but out in the desert, where we are isolated from towns and cities, and with no public transport, that human right is hard to fulfil. The community in the area is growing rapidly due to tourism, and the need for education and other basic services will grow too.
Which is why we at Little Bugs plan to build a bigger school with more facilities than what is currently available. At the moment we have twelve children attending but we wish to accommodate the forty children we have on a waiting list. Eventually we hope to provide a quality primary school, in addition to pre-primary, for the area to giving our children a much brighter future.
The Namib Sky Community Trust is the supporting body behind Little Bugs and we are searching for kind hearted and like-minded people, who believe education is vital to everyone, for some assistance. We will be needing finances, building materials, volunteers, right down to face paints and books, to help give these children the future that they deserve, which is any future that they hope for.
Please browse the site, visit our blog or get in touch to find out more, or to get involved.
Together, we can change the lives of many children.