Carl Schlettwein Foundation
The Carl Schlettwein Foundation is located in the “Tscheggenbürlins Hus” at Klosterberg 21 in Basel. It is a funding partner for documentation and research projects on southern Africa, especially Namibia, and awards scholarships to Namibian students enrolled at a university in southern Africa.
A gateway to southern Africa in Basel:
The Foundation additionally funds structures that support such work in southern Africa and Switzerland. It runs the Basler Afrika Bibliographien and facilitates the care and continuation of the collections and archives assembled by Carl Schlettwein on Namibia.
The Carl Schlettwein Foundation’s support activities seek to promote and expand research on Namibia and southern Africa. In addition to funding structural bases for research, this means strengthening education in Namibia and awarding scholarships to Namibian students as well as supporting individual documentation and research projects.
The Carl Schlettwein Foundation furthers educational structures in Namibia by facilitating support workshops and awarding scholarships to those pursuing a master’s degree in education. Recipients are frequently already working within Namibia’s education system or are slated to do so.
By providing scholarships to Namibian students, the Carl Schlettwein Foundation strengthens the local academic landscape. It is especially gratifying when scholarship recipients are able to impart their newly acquired skills to others once they return to teach in academia or the broader education system.
Documentation and research
The documentation and research projects supported are typically closely linked with the educational structures advanced by the Carl Schlettwein Foundation, thus achieving a multiplier effect with the resources invested. Most of the projects emphasise exchange and promote transnational cooperation.
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