Core Programs

Concern for the safety and well-being of vulnerable children is at the core of what we do. Our primary areas of work are in education, food and nourishment, training and capacity building, and family strengthening initiatives to support children and their families in the informal settlements of Namibia. All of our programs work to help Namibia’s poorest communities and are centered on training and sustainable development.

Education and Child Welfare

Early Childhood Education

Providing 80 students ages 3-6 with pre-primary education, psychosocial support, and two hot, nutritious meals a day.

Back to School Program

Providing 30 students age 7 and up with remedial numeracy and literacy classes to get back into the formal education system.

Adult Literacy

Equipping 20 caregivers and youth ages 15 and up in basic functional literacy and numeracy. These classes are supported by the Ministry of Education.

After School Program

For students at nearby primary and secondary schools. Students come for homework supervision, life skills, books for check out, and youth empowerment camps to build confidence and life skills.

Food and Nourishment

  • Serving hot, nutritious meals to over 150 orphans and vulnerable children in the community, 5-6 days per week
  • Ensuring the nutritional value of meals by incorporating organically-grown vegetables harvested from our on-site community garden (2kg harvested daily)  

Organic Gardening

  • Producing organically-grown vegetables through raised bed and aquaponics systems
  • Increasing food access and income of community through garden trainings and practicums
  • Achieving environmental sustainability through grey water reuse and rainwater collection

Community Awareness

Community trainings covering various topics such as gardening, children’s rights, computer skills, and business and financial literacy.

Social Enterprise

Meeting the needs of the community through selling of goods and services to increase the financial sustainability of the organization. Social enterprise programs include:

  • Providing day care support for children 3 years and younger
  • Selling solar lights to increase access to power in the community
  • Raising chickens and growing vegetables to improve access to nutrition