The team in Namibia

The Namibian team currently consists of 9 employees. We will give them short introductions below. This will give you a better picture of the organisation in Namibia.

Alberto Beukes

My name is Alberto and I am 25 years old. My passion is gardening and I enjoy working with children. Within Lighthouse I work in the Hope Garden, the agricultural project of Lighthouse. Here I am able to put into practice what I have learnt after following a DTS (Bible school), where I have grown even further in my relationship with God.

Petrina Kamati

I am Petrina, my passion is cooking. At Lighthouse, I make sure that the children get a hot meal every day. It makes me happy to see the smiles on their faces when they are eating.

Olivia Diergaardt

I’m Olivia Diergaardt. I am 31 years old, married and have 2 beautiful children. In my spare time, I like to spend time with God, and I like to read the Bible. I also love being with my family in my spare time. At Lighthouse I work with the children. I love this and it is my wish to see a change in their lives. I enjoy contributing to this. I feel blessed to be a part of the Lighthouse team.

Zenodine Arendse

I am Zenodine Arendse. I am 28 years old. I live in Rehoboth with my husband and two children. At Lighthouse I am responsible for my own class. I offer them reading and various activities. I enjoy being with my family. I love having good conversations with others and I enjoy listening to worship music. My passion is children: It is my dream to help them develop. I wish to help them to move forward in life by motivating them, being there for them and inspiring them.

So-Ann Kooper 

I’m so-Ann, I’m still young but I enjoy working with the kids. I myself come from a similar background to the children, and I understand them well because of that. I enjoy working with the youngest children. I give them reading and maths lessons and do fun activities with them.

Selby Williams

I am Selby and I am from South-Africa. I volunteer at Lighthouse. My passions are music and working with children. It is a privilege to be able to work for a great organisation like Lighthouse.

Primrose Tieties

I am Primrose. I am married and have two children. My wish is to see a difference in the lives of the children we work with. The situation they grow up in is distressing. I enjoy working with the children. Within the organisation, I am responsible for the daily management, together with Kenneth and Gerlinda. I focus most on the older children.

Kenneth Shipipa

I’m Kenneth. Together with my wife Gerlinda we founded Lighthouse Ministry. We both have a great desire to see a difference in the Rehoboth community. Children grow up in great poverty; emotionally as well as spiritually and practically. We believe this can change. This is why we are committed to these children. My focus within the organisation is on the oldest children. I organise activities for them. Together with Gerlinda and Primrose, we take on the day-to-day management of Lighthouse. In addition, I have taken on the HR part, and I arrange many practical matters.

Gerlinda Shipipa-Bruijnes

I’m Gerlinda. I have been living in Namibia since 2011. My heart is that the situation of the children in Rehoboth may change. That children will have hope again. Within the organisation I focus a lot on the programs. Together with the team, I make sure that the programs run smoothly. I teach the children and supervise the employees. In addition, I currently do the finances for the organisation.