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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.

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Latest News

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 ...
19 September 2022
The first stage of the water infrastructure project for the Mbunza is, thanks to a very generous donation, in the starting blocks. The access to a supply of water is one of basic human needs. However, this need is not fulfilled in many parts of Namib...
03 September 2021
We have a new infrastructure project and ask for your support. This project is about supplying the Mbunza community with clean drinking water (step 1) and creating a sustainable source of income in the form of a small campsite for visitors to the Liv...
14 August 2021
We are happy to announce the pre-opening of the Living Museum of the Khwe. Supported by our project partners Gebeco and Futouris e.V. we have repeatedly organized workshops and project meetings with a group of Khwe-San from Mut’icu to develop a livin...