Training and guidance

Young & Pregnant

Three times a year, we offer a training program for young girls who are pregnant. Through this training, we aim to prepare them for the arrival of their baby. In Namibia, teenage pregnancies unfortunately occur frequently. Many girls have no idea what is best to do during pregnancy and afterward. We believe it is important that they are well informed, so their babies can hopefully have a better start. We see that many young girls do not have the means to care for their baby after birth. At the moment, we distribute (in collaboration with the Mommaluv Foundation) packages for the newborn babies, to make the start for these babies a bit easier.

Social work

Our children grow up in difficult circumstances. For them, going to school is not so obvious. In most cases, there is no one at home who encourages the children to go to school. This is why we go to the schools every day to check whether they are at school. If this is not the case, we will look into why that is. We also do weekly home visits to monitor the conditions of the children’s home and also to follow up if there are problems at home. We believe that something must change in children’s homes to improve their situation. This is also the reason why we have contact with the parents. We try to make them take responsibility for their own children as much as possible. We encourage them, hold them accountable for their responsibility, listen and give advice. Next year we will also offer training on raising children. We will also try to make parents more involved by, for example, becoming part of the needle-working project or helping them on the agricultural project in exchange for a food package. We also work closely with the schools in Rehoboth and also with the local social workers. This is how we cooperate to make a change in the families of the children.