Social Projects

FlyInternship works with different local social project in Namibia together. We want to give the interns and individuals the possibility to see and experience different project. At the moment we work very close with a woman house together, a centre for children with disabilities, a school/centre for teenager and adults with disabilities, a primary school etc.

The most important things is to give the volunteers as well as the local project to learn from each other. Some of the project are very well established already but do need support in different social work areas.

In the special needs field it important to create a daily structure for the clients and to give the clients the best possibility to learn. Helping the teachers to get a better know- how in this field to feel more secure in handling the daily structure. As well as to learn about the culture differences.

In the children and women protection field they need every helping hand do offer the children and the woman a warm and lovely environment. Creating a support system and let the children be children again.

Early intervention centre

Early Intervention Centre is the name of our centre for children with disabilities. It is managed by the two Directors of the organisation.
We opened on the 4th March 2013, an exciting and long awaited day. Now 8 children come on a daily basis
to play, explore and develop new skills. The centre is located in Katutura, a suburb of Windhoek, where the population is almost exclusively black Namibian.

Volunteering at Early Intervention Centre. If you are…

  • minimum 18 years old
  • love and passion to work with people with special needs
  • might have a educational background in physiotherapy, speech therapy, curative education or experience in special need education
  • good spoken english
  • And have time to spend time in Namibia

Special needs adult and teenager projects

…is situated in Khomasdal, Windhoek and work with children and adults from the age of 8 to 30, with physical, learning and sensory impairments and with mental health problems.

The project consist of two programs:
The project accommodates youth and adults, five days a week between 7.30 am and 2.30 pm to participate in non-formal education and vocational training activities including – craft skills,
horticulture and daily living skills.

The Community Based Rehabilitation Program (CBR) provides support and training for parents and caregivers of people with disabilities and refer to specialist medical and social services.

“… that every person with a disabilities should achieve the highest possible level of personal independence and social participation.”

Volunteering at the Project …

There are 45 careers from the age 8 to 30 years, all with physical or mental disability. The careers have various types of disabilities that often make live much more difficult in their poor home environment. The project provides some informal
English literacy, numeracy and vocational education in crafts skills, horticulture and cooking. The facilities include a garden, which is used to grow food. The project offer a wonderful opportunity for people with a disability to mingle and
integrate with society as opposed to being isolated and outcast from society. These people would really value your support.

If you are…

minimum 18 years old
love and passion to work with people with special needs
might have a educational background in physiotherapy, speech therapy, curative education or experience in special need education
good spoken english
to spend time in Namibia
any experience as a project management assistance or if you want to help in the project development

The soup kitchen

The Soup kitchen caters for children in the Goreangab Dam location, Katutura, Windhoek. The soup kitchen was founded in 2007 by a mother as a tribute to her 16 year old daughter who died of AIDS. As to date the kitchen has 600 children who come
to receive a nutritious bean soup and thick corn porridge every day, twice a day. One of the main priorities of the project is to house the kitchen in a permanent building.

To become a volunteer you must:
Minimum 18 years old
Love and passion to work with children
Good spoken English
Time to spend time in Namibia

Womens shelter

The Woman Shelter is a shelter for battered women and children seeking refuge from an abusive environment. The only one of its kind in Namibia, it was established in 1996 as a project of the Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA). The Shelter
can accommodate up to 18 woman and children.

The Shelter is thrilled to be opening its first satellite office, a place where anyone can come for safety and advice about gender-based violence and abuse. We are in the process of envisioning and organising this new space to make it the best
it can be. This is a big project, and we are looking for volunteers to help us set up and staff this healing environment.

  • The goals of the women shelter are…
    • …to empower and minimise the trauma of abuse women and children through safety and specialist support
    • …to promote public awareness of gender-based violence and the socioeconomic structures that underpin it in order to overcome violence against women and children. Because gender-based violence is connect to high rates of HIV/AIDS, we also
      work toward the reduction of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia
    • …to help build the capacity of Namibian shelters for abused women and children and to promote information sharing, networking and cooperation between organisations that fight gender-based violence
  • Volunteering at the shelter

    Volunteers play a vital role in the shelter. VSO, an international organisation that deploys skilled professionals overseas to work in development organisations, has sent a number of volunteers to the shelter over the past 10 years. These
    volunteers have performed various functions within the shelter, such as human resources advising, event planning, client support, research on male involvement in community and home-based care, HIV/AIDS advising, and organisational development
    including staff training and community outreach programs. The organisation allows space for volunteers and interns to work on projects that particularly interest them.

  • Volunteers should be
    • overage 18+
    • can handle difficult and emotions situations special
    • capacity the area violence against women and children
    • emphatic
    • prefered a complete/studying professional education or college in social work, health care, psychology
    • psychiatric or any experience in this field
    • good spoken english
    • 3 month stay minimum

The Kindergaten

The Kindergarten is a private Katutura kindergarten. Since 2016 is the kindergarden based in Goreangab, Katutura. Before that the kindergarten was implemented in the private home of the director from the kindergarten because of to less space they
had to move the kindergarten.The director of the kindergarten is a trained kindergarten teacher and gained knowledge in the area. 3 years ago she decided to open up her own kindergarten to give the children in the neighborhood the possibility
to get education and not end up on the street. The kindergarten is a support system for the community and offers especially the working parents a good child care.

At the moment 32 children are coming to the kindergarten on a daily basis. 2 full time employees and the director itself are covering the daily routine in the kindergarten.

The kindergarten offers also a preschool program for the older children to prepare them for school. The preschool program cannot take place on a regular basis at the moment because there are too less staff members. That is one of the reasons why
the kindergarten would need support from volunteers.

The afternoon school program

The Afternoon School Program is a non-profit organization that cares and support children, orphans and minors who are living in extremely vulnerable conditions. It was established by Agnes Albrecht in 2008. In 2011 the program opened the first
part of the center in Otjomuise, Windhoek consisting of a kitchen and dining area, 3 big classroom/assembly hall, Ablutions, a playground and sports field and offers educational and recreational activities such as after school activities and
tutoring, Sports education and leisure as well as food for the little ones.

As to date the centre has 40 kids in shifts of two- during the morning the pre-primary kids and in the afternoon the learners from Grade 1 to 7. The center offers a safe and welcoming place for the children to play, have fun study and learn away
from the dangers of the road. One of the primary objectives of the Afternoon School Program is to provide basic health care, nutritious meals and meeting other basic requirements.