Social Projects

Early intervention centre
Early Intervention Centre is centre for children with disabilities. Anita Nangombe was the Co-founder. The centre opened on the 4th of March 2013. 12 children come on a daily basis to play, explore and develop new skills. Up to 25 children are coming to the one by one sessions on a weekly basis. The centre is located in Katutura, the Township of Windhoek.

Volunteer should be…

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
Time to spend in Namibia 


The soup kitchen

The Soup kitchen caters for children in the Damara location in 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 800 children who come to receive warm food on a daily basis.  For some of the children its the only food they get daily.

Volunteer should be… 

Minimum 18 years old
Love and passion to work with children
Good spoken English
Time to spend  in Namibia


Woman 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. The Shelter can accommodate up to 18 woman and children.

Goals of the shelter…

  • 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

Volunteer should be…

overage 18+
can handle difficult and emotional situations
experience in the area of violence against woman and children

emphatic
preferred completed/studying social work/health care/psychology
very good spoken English
minimum stay of 3 month

 


The Kindergaten

The Kindergarten is a private Katutura kindergarten. Since 2016 is the kindergarden based in Damara location, Katutura. The kindergarten offers children from lower income families the possibility of education 3

At the moment 60 children are coming to the kindergarten on a daily basis.

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 because of the limited resources.

The kindergarten projects relies on volunteers to keep it sustainable and offer the children good education. 

Volunteer should be…

Minimum 18 years old
Love and passion to work with children
Good spoken English
Time to spend  in Namibia


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.

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.

Volunteer should be…

Minimum 18 years old
Love and passion to work with children
Good spoken English
Time to spend  in Namibia