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.
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.