Tharina

With her our history started...

Benson

is the Boss in the house.

Corris

mostly underestimated and still a genius

Holger

The main brain of EduVentures. 

Maria

Secretly the real manager.

Sophia

Our Miss Organized.

Tauno

is the Handy-Man in the house. 

Hangula

The crazy magic. 

Fernando

is EduVenture's entertaining globe trotter.

Featring

Mister Hidden-working-in-the-back.

Guests

Our supporting hands. 

Who is who? Meet the team...

EduVentures was started in 2003 as an educational and data gathering initiative of the National Museum of Namibia (NMN) and the Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura. In 2007, EduVentures registered as an NGO. Its overall objective is to sensitize Namibian school learners to topics related to the environment and sustainable development. The aim of the program is to cultivate an interest among young Namibians in their national heritage (cultural and environmental), and to empower them to get actively involved in environmental issues threatening these. Ultimately, EduVentures strives to promote responsible and engaged citizen.

Dr. Tharina Bird

Co-founder

Welcome to EduVentures, I’m Tharina!

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Benson Muramba

Chairman

Hello everyone, my name is Benson!

In 2003, one of my teachers from the Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School and a scientist from the National Museum of Namibia organized a small expedition to the Brandberg Mountain with a group of learners and I had luck and was part of it. After the expedition, I knew that I wanted to take up a career in environment science/conservation fields due the expose I got.  As a young person straight from the village, this was an eyes opener for me. In the following years I began to volunteer and accompany learners on expeditions as an assistant educator. In 2006, I was offered a full-time position at the National Museum of Namibia in Natural history department as Technical assistance. By this time EduVentures has advanced to become an official education program to the National Museum of Namibia, thus I was able to assist EduVentures as an educator. In 2009, the founder and chairman of the organization went to the US for professional reasons. Based on my experience and knowledge in the program I was elected as the Chairman of EduVentures – a position I hold till today. 

I have a vision, because of theunique approach that EduVentures have, when it comes to environmental communication, we should look, how we can replicate these unique ideas in other African countries. 

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Corris Kaapehi

Project Manager

Hello, I’m Corris!

My first EduVentures contact was way back in 2006 for the Bloedkoppie research camp. Since than I have been in touch working on different activities. Since 2010 I came full time to EduVentures. Currently I am the project coordinator. 

I hail from the small town of Okakarara in the shadow of the mighty Waterberg-reading. I see myself very much in conservation and environmental management in Namibia. 

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Holger Vollbrecht

Senior Educator

Hey there, my name is Holger!

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Maria Johannes

Senior Environmental Educator

Hello guys, it’s Maria!

I am a Nature Conservatism Honois degree graduate from NUST. I joined EduVentures in April 2013 as an educator for the EduMobile project. I got involved with the program curriculum and educational material development, planning and coordinating educational activities and conducting designed educational programs at schools. Later, when the organization grew, I was assigned to coordinate activities between EduVentures and the PREN Project of Hans Seidel foundation. 

In live, I’m inspired by people who turn their dreams into reality and by those, who do good things for people, their country and nature, without expecting something in return. My hope is, that one day I’ll become one of the most recognised environmental educators or lecturer in my country, because of my valued contribution to environmental education for sustainable development. 

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Sophia Nuuyuni

Environmental Educator

Hi, I’m Sophia!

I came to EduVentures in 2015 as an intern. I did my work intergrated learning for six months. I came back 2016 after my studies as junior educator and now I’m promoted to educator. I plan to pursue my career into environmental law and be part of the EduVenture success. I would like to support making EduVentures an even bigger and more reputabled organization than it is today.

I grew up in a small village called Omuntele in Oshikoto region, where I was raised by my grandparents. Later I moved to Windhoek to pursue my education. I come humble beginnings, we are a big family and mostly get together once every december. What else to say about me? I like traveling, reading some interesting books and meeting new people. If you want to know more about me, meet me at EduVentures. 

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Tauno Iipinge

Logistican

Good day, I’m Tauno!

I started with EduVentures in 2003 on the second expedition to the “Huns Mountain”. Since this time, I was a volunteer until 2013. From then on, I was permanently employed.
I take care of Ombombo – our mobile classroom – and on tours I’m both – the driver and the educator. In addition, I take care of all logistical matters for EduVentures.

I love to work with my team. We consist of many different personalities, with different backgrounds and origins. Nevertheless, we harmonize very well and as a diverse team, we work great together.

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Hangula Werner

Graphic Designer

What’s up, I’m Hangula!

EduVentures 

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Look who it is, it’s Fernando!

In 2015, I was invited by Hangula to conduct a drama play on an environmental awareness EduVentures project in Rundu (Doza). After a successful completion, I received more and more invitations from EduVentures to arrange further education activities, such as “Sick Planet”, acting things and comedy acts.

Currently, I am responsible at EduVentures for running Social Media, planning activities and organizing events and workshops. I like to work here because it’s an adventure and at the same time you learn a lot.

In my spare time I like to write comedy jokes and to read good books. Futhermore I enjoy going out with friends and relaxing a bit, because I also have a lot of gigs outside of EduVentures.  

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Featring Mbedeka

IT Manager

Welcome, my name is Featring!

I was introduced to EduVentures by Hangula, because of my various professional abilities in IT and Media field. My main tasks at EduVentures are within the IT field, where I take care of all computer related problems and issues.

I am from Outapi, in the northern part of Namibia and I am a Mbalantu by tribe. My hobbies are everything from graphic design, video editing, web designing, Photoshop, music production, sound engineering and IT. In short, anything that has to do with media. Because of the war we had, I lived in east Germany (former DDR) from 1979-1990. As someone, who always was an active athlete, one of my biggest dreams is, to open a sport academy for athletics on day somewhere in the north of Namibia. I am also planning to move and live in Outapi one day again. My idea is, to give all my professional experience and expertise to the younger generation in an attempt to prepare them for a better future and for better possibilities. 

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