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The assumption of the LCFN

Through the colonisation of Namibia every single language group was influence by the European culture to such an extend that the original African culture developed into a mix of European and African culture. Through this transformation important parts of the culture of Namibian language groups were lost, including traditional values, customs, rites, the knowledge of their traditional surrounding etc. Consequently a lot of social problems occured.

The Living Culture Foundation Namibia sees itselfs as a tool for helping Namibian language groups to revive traditional values and customs and thus to create awareness for cultural origins and history within present Namibia. Through this awareness members of Namibian language groups have the possibility to integrate their traditional culture positivly in present Namibia, which helps them to regain their cultural values, awareness and identity. Furthermore the regaining of cultural identity will offer them better possibilities of orientation and constructive problem-solving skills.

Revival of traditional cultureRevival of traditional culture

Latest News

20 November 2023
During the last project tour, the idea of a traditional workshop at the Mbunza Living Museum came about. The aim of the workshop was to improve traditional craft techniques that originally played a role in the respective traditional cultures and are ...
04 October 2023
The Living Culture Foundation Namibia is organizing a traditional workshop and music festival for all Living Museums from Monday, October 30, 2023 to Friday, November 3, 2023. The workshop will take place at the Mbunza Living Museum, approximately 15...
12 April 2023
The employees and patients of the dialysis clinics in Tangermünde and Genthin handed over a donation of €4,000 to Dr. Ralf Kühn, founding member and chairman of the board of the German-Namibian association Living Culture Namibia at his farewell party...
27 January 2023
Thanks to a very generous donation of €3,600 from Ms. Ute Schmidt-Rohr, we were able to successfully complete the first part of the water infrastructure project at the Mbunza Living Museum. A pump was installed at the Samsitu campsite very close to t...
18 November 2022
 This meeting was a "follow-up" to the previous meeting in March 2022 to assess the project progress in the development of a Herero Living Museum in Otjokavare. From our side, two things were essential. Firstly: Better communication structures m...
01 October 2022
In August 2022 we paid a visit to the Mafwe at the Living Museum in the northern part of Namibia to, among other things, install a new road sign. The erection of the sign had become necessary because the Mafwe had moved two years ago and some of the ...