The 4 C's: Community

People matter; it is the right of every person to have their basic needs met and enhancing the well-being of communities is a fundamental obligation of all. As a Long Run Destination we aim to enhance the wellbeing of all relevant communities who have a direct and indirect socio-economic relationship with us. Community activities we engage in addresses fair working conditions, local and regional relations, social ventures, social accountability, capacity building and support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), among others.

Wolwedans endeavors to achieve the following long term community impact: “We want our team and Namibians as a whole to enjoy improved livelihoods and practice sustainable lifestyles. We commit ourselves to this goal by prioritizing human resource development, social upliftment, sharing economic opportunities and the encouragement of others to help build a better tomorrow.”

Walking the talk:

nice (Namibian Institute of Culinary Education) is a training school for chefs, which runs a commercial restaurant in the heart of Windhoek and has established itself as a popular destination of culinary excellence. We commit to human resource (read more...)

Desert Academy (DA)

The DA (Desert Academy) teaches young Namibians all aspects of the hospitality industry including courses on housekeeping, maintenance, guiding, kitchen and administration. To date more than 100 students have passed their exams (read more...)

On Friday the 17th February we celebrated the official inauguration of the Staff / Volunteer accommodation, NaDEET on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The Wolwedans Foundation donated all building material and sponsored the carpenters (read more...

Tobias Sheuyange's story reads like a fairytale... born one of five children in the village Onghunghwitwi in northern Namibia his parents could not afford sending him to school.  He grew up looking after livestock at his village and the surroundings (read more...)

Community Revitalization Project in Maltahöhe... creating a Village Laundry to reduce the use of natural resources and energy in Wolwedans as well as creating jobs in an impoverished community. The Maltahöhe Village Laundry Project will be (read more...)

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Footage and music courtesy of HOME and TheLong Run

Thanks to Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Armand Amar

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