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The legendary entrepreneurship spirit of the late Mr Harold Pupkewitz as well as his immense love and passion for the socio economic development of Namibia and her people inspired the establishment of the Pupkewitz Foundation. The dedication to his country and its people saw significant investments and financial contributions into various developmental areas as well as the formation of various strategic partnerships with government and civil societies all aimed at enhancing the lives of the Namibian people.

There is no greater asset than the people of our nation. Their welfare and promotion is not only the anchor pillar on which Pupkewitz Foundation bases its ethos and work, but it is a right expressed in article 95 of the Namibian Constitution.

The Pupkewitz Foundation continues to build towards an increasingly well-educated and healthy nation through deliberate partnerships with Government and reputable non-profit organizations whose development goals are aimed at viable, innovative and sustainable solutions to national priorities. With projects ranging from community care to sports, health care, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, arts and culture, education and environmental awareness, the Pupkewitz Foundation continues to respond to the needs of our country with an enduring commitment to building a better future for Namibia. The foundation supports the collaborative work of NGO’s through various government ministries and bodies thereby forging meaningful public private partnerships since 2003. Corporate Social Responsibility funds are drawn from the Pupkewitz Group’s operating profits, thus acknowledging our loyal customer patronage nationwide.

The Pupkewitz Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1 million Namibians through the support given to key its development areas, investing circa N$ 4 million annually. These focus areas are aligned to the National Development plans of the Government of Namibia, such as Vison 2030, NDP 5 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan, as well as the goals set out in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Framework.

Word from the Pupkewitz Foundation by the Chief Executive Officer: Meryl Barry

We are a movement!

We are a movement to create possibilities and to make a lasting difference in as many people’s lives as possible. We want money to do things that has never been done before. We stake reputation and millions annually in an effort to prove certain ideas are a viable method of encouraging economic growth and social progress. We recognise that ambitious endeavours require room to flourish. And that funding breathes life into projects. Some big, some small.
We are a movement. Together with our connections, we can maximise impact. We will continue to participate in and invite partnerships who share each other’s values, so that we can develop more impactful, sustainable and scalable project.

We are a movement. By connecting people, we create possibilities. We see connecting people as bringing people together to maximise impact.

 

We are a movement. We will continue to find ways for civilian involvement. We believe locals wishing to help locals is a desire in itself, and we will create platforms for civilians to express their care. We have a model over more than two years on the impact of PUPKEWITZ employee volunteers on our Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme, whose 150 minutes once a week are central to the successes and implementation of this project. This concept of civilians caring, underwritten by the UN, can assist thousands.

We are a movement. We reflect deeply on how we may use networks, our strengths, and existing resources, to implement and to find a path with our can-do approach. We will use technology so the contributions of our fellow Namibians into funds of their choice may be channelled. We are a movement. We want our customers to share in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards funding almost 90 project making a difference. It takes 1 second to decide to care. Let’s adopt a can-do-approach.

Meryl Barry






Gender Based Violence
FAMSA

Funded training for social workers on Family councelling
Investment: N$ 100 000
Gender Based Violence
Operation Basadi

Support to the Namibian Police Force Women Network
Investment: N$ 70 000
One Economy Foundation

Signatories to pledge - of a 100 000 persons for #BreakFree against Gender Based Violence
Sport
ATHLETICS NAMIBIA
200 athletes participates annually

Marathon held annually
Investment: N$ 560 000
Sport
PUPKEWITZ SCHOOL GALA – SWIMMING UNION
Assisting 700 learners, 15 schools,

Interschool Swimming Gala for 700 learners, 15 schools. A great tool assisting in the development of swimming as a sport in disadvantage communities. Held in 3 towns: Windhoek, Oranjemund and Swakopmund
Investment: N$ 300 000
Health
NAMIBIAN CHILDRENS’ HEART FOUNDATION (HAROLD & ETHEL PUPKEWITZ HEART FOUNDATION)
A group of doctors and scientists making a remarkable contribution to research in heart disease in Namibian Children

A group of doctors and scientists making a remarkable contribution to research in heart disease in Namibian Children
Investment: N$ 2 817 000
Health
OTJIMURU CLINIC
Construction of a clinic for marginalised community in Otjimuru. Mainly the Ovahimba living in the Zebra Mountains

Construction of a clinic for marginalised community in Otjimuru. Mainly the Ovahimba living in the Zebra Mountains
Investment: N$1 million
Health
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS UNICEF/MOHSS
300 fully fitted bicycles for health extension workers in the remote regions of Namibia

Integrated , interdisciplinary service/outreach provision for children who are hearing impaired
Investment: N$ 300 000
Health
CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE, SPEECH AND HEARING IMPAIRMENT (CLASH)
553 Early Childhood Development teachers trained, sponsored 6 trips to remote regions raise awareness. 77 workshops, 839 parents trained

Integrated , interdisciplinary service/outreach provision for children who are hearing impaired
Investment: N$ 750 000
Environment
GIRAFFE FOUNDATION
Protection of endangered species

Environmental education and outings for learners
Investment: N$ 850 000
Environment
NaDEET
Crucial desert research, 4 schools, 500 children annual

Desert Environmental Education programme
Investment: N$ 550 000
Environment
AFRICAT
40028 children and young adults reached

Environmental education programme
Investment: N$ 400 000
Environment
CHEETA CONSERVATION FUND
Ensures the wellbeing of 24 cheetahs, funded kitchen equipment

The world’s leading organisation dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild
Investment: N$ 95,000
Environment
NAMIBIA NATURE FOUNDATION
1000 farmers trained in conservation agriculture of which 67% are women, 27 Agricultural sites established, Purchased a vehicle for the project

Conservation farming/training for sustainable development
Investment: N$ 450 000
Environment
PROTECTED RESOURCES UNIT OF THE NAMIBIAN POLICE
Land Cruiser donation for the investigations and anti-poaching campaigns

Vehicle support
Investment: N$ 550 000
Environment
LEGAL ASSISTANCE CENTRE
17 schools visited, 5014 people reached and educated

Community Advocacy for conservation in conservancies mostly affected by the black rhino poaching.
Investment: N$ 540 000
Education
WALDORF SCHOOL
350 learners provided with tools and equipment

Institutional support: equipment for Catering department and electrical/welding department. 200 learners provided with toolboxes and welding equipment, 150 learners trained in catering with equipment provided
Investment: N$ 100,000
Education
OMUSATI REGIONAL COUNCIL: TJIHOZU COMBINED SCHOOL
1500 learners benefited from the construction of the 5 classrooms

School/Classroom building. 5 classrooms
Investment: N$ 1,167 million
Education
KHOMAS REGIONAL COUNCIL: GROOT AUB PRIMARY SCHOOL
1050 learners benefited from the construction of the 4 classrooms

School/classroom building. 4 classrooms & one multipurpose room
Investment: N$ 1,6 million
Education
KHOMAS REGIONAL COUNCIL: OLAF PALME EDUCATION
1000 learners are able to all attend school in the morning. Eradicated the dual system

School/Classroom building. 4 classrooms and one store room.
Investment: N$ 850,000
Education
PHYSICALLY ACTIVE YOUTH
300 learners benefited from educational support. 80% pass rate

Dynamic after-school centre in Katutura which provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for children from disadvantage communities
Investment: N$ 350,000
Education
KAYEC
700 learners benefited from structured, long-term personal and educational support

KAYEC Youth Development/Vocation all Training providing after school support
Investment: N$300,000
Education
SPRING SCHOOL FOR MATHS & SCIENCE
350 grade 10 & Grade 12 received additional training/support in Mathematics and Science

Spring School held during September midterm break
Investment: N$ 145,000
Education
NATIONAL MATHS CONGRESS
4000 teachers trained in mathematics and science for Grade 10 –Grade 12

Annual maths training workshop for Ministry of Education mathematics teachers across the country
Investment: N$600,000
Culture and Religion
OMBA TRUST
Omba Trust work with marginalised San communities in some of the remote regions of the country.

Support the sustainable livelihood of marginalised San communities through the development, sales and marketing of Namibian Craft. Older San women transfer their skills to younger San women in bead making , ceramics, basket making
Investment: N$100,000
Culture and Religion
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (COTA) YOUTH CHOIR

Youth Choir composed of learners from vulnerable secondary schools in Windhoek. 2 Gold Awards at the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati (US), 3 Gold Medals in the World Choir Games. Contributes to Youth Empowerment, empowering marginalised communities.
Culture and Religion
SWAKOPMUNDER MUSIKWOCHE
3000 young Namibians gained access to international music lectures, developed their music talent

Provision of music education workshop annually for all learners and educators of Namibia 300
Investment: N$450,000
Communty Care
WOMAN’S ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Provides employment to 960 women

Hybrid Seed production of tomatoes
Investment: N$287,000
Communty Care
NAMIBIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY
9 soup kitchens giving meals to 3500 vulnerable individuals

Flood & Drought Relief support for the past 10 years. Including 4 community/kitchen gardens, 40 garden groups trained in basic horticultural methods.
Investment: N$500,000
Communty Care
ETHEL PUPKEWITZ FEEDING SCHEME
24,780 meals served in three years, 3 000 children receives nutritious meals weekly

Early childhood development feeding scheme
Investment: N$4 million
Communty Care
SHACK DWELLERS
161 houses built 2016 2018

A network of community led housing savings scheme. Aims to improve the living condition of low-income people living in shacks & rented rooms.
Investment: N$3 million