Since 2007, a socially committed sculpture by Thomas Stricker has been growing at the primary school in Kalkfeld, a town in Namibia in southern Africa. In the beginning there was a demand from the Namibian Ministry of Education and the school’s wish for practical lessons in agriculture. This was the reason for the artist to create a school garden together with the teachers and students. In the first ten years, the “Primary School Garden Project” has continued to grow. Right into the township itself. Petra Knyrim has also been part of this trust-building commitment since 2017. “We assist the school!” in everything that is necessary and as best we can. From water projects, a healing station to a school hall. The garden project has become a global social sculpture. With the aim of realizing further great visions of intercultural development cooperation, which improve the living conditions of the children and the future prospects of the young people in Kalkfeld and beyond.

At the end of 2019, Petra Knyrim and Thomas Stricker, together with their son Jonathan Knyrim, founded the non-profit entrepreneurial company Primary School Garden gUG based in Düsseldorf. The project is therefore an officially recognized NGO that can also issue donation receipts. spenden@primaryschoolgarden.com