N/a'an ku sê and the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation have committed to a new long term partnership together. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated US$2 million towards the N/a’an ku sê mission, which aims to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and to rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat. It also strives to improve the lives of the San Bushman through better education, employment, healthcare and living conditions.
Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren, Directors and Founders of N/a'an ku sê were overjoyed by the fact that Angelina and Brad chose N/a'an ku sê to be their partner in Namibia.
“We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia.
The new section of the project will be under N/a'an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name. We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth,” Jolie said.
The N/a’an ku sê Foundation started in 2007 and runs several projects including a Wildlife Sanctuary, Carnivore Conservation Research Project, Lifeline Medical Clinic and Clever Cubs pre-school for the San Bushman community in Namibia.
The Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation will form part of N/a’an ku sê and develop long term projects focussing on conservation for carnivores and Wild Dogs and supporting vulnerable people in Namibia.
Dr Rudie quotes: “Our vision for the new Foundation is to grow it into something that Shiloh can be part of, an internationally recognizable Foundation that is sustainable in the long term and stays true to its mission of doing good, regardless.”
The celebrity couple spent Christmas together at N/a'an ku sê, where the children watched Rudie stitch the wounds of a wild dog, helped Marlice and her 5 year old son Zacheo feed and care for orphaned baby baboons and foxes, visited the San Bushman School on the farm and even witnessed the release of a leopard back into the wild.
For further information on N/a'an ku sê, please visit the website www.naankuse.com