PROJECTS

Welcome to Namibia

We support at the moment different projects based in the Township of Windhoek. All our projects what we work together with depend on volunteers to keep there work going.  

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

Adults with special needs

The day facility for adults with special needs its the first facility in Namibia who caters for adults with special needs. In the facility they provide activities and encourage individuals to be able to choose for themselves. The day care facility gives the clients the opportunity to be part of the society instead of being locked away.  Also a lot of awareness campaigns are taking place. 

Volunteers should be...

  • Minimum age 18 years old 

  • Experience in that area big advantage

  • Open to work with adults with different special needs

  • Good spoken English

  • Time to spend in Namibia 

 
 

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