The Wolwedans Foundation

The Foundation started vocational training to address the lack of a skilled workforce in the hospitality sector.  This provided previously unskilled Namibians with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, national certification and employment opportunities, thereby improving their livelihood. 

The Foundation ensures that all trainees enrolled in its programs are ‘work-ready’ by the time they complete the program due to the strong focus on practical exposure in a real world working environment (the ‘living classroom’). This ‘hands on’ approach, and the guarantee of ongoing practical experience and exposure during entire training cycle is what sets our program apart from other training institutions.



Desert Academy

Located in the heart of the Namibrand Nature Reserve, the Desert Academy offers young Namibians a great opportunity to start a meaningful career in hospitality and the culinary arts.


Located in the heart of Windhoek, the Namibian Institute of Culinary Education prepares young Namibians to become masters of kitchens and restaurants all over Namibia and the World.