Foibe Silvanus – Challenging Herself Up The Mountain

This story was first published in Walk a Mile in My Shoes in 2011.  Since then Foibe has almost finished her classes for her Community Development degree.  She continues to be one of the key players, along with Abigail Bachopi, the Director of Family of Hope Services, in developing a child protection program in Katutura, […]

November 21st, 2017|1 Comment

United Nations Development Programme donates Blankets and Food

On the 18 July, on Mandela Day, the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP )  donated blankets and food to Family of Hope Services to our families with the greatest needs.  We are deeply grateful.

The nights are long and cold and many people in Katutura have no means to keep warm.  The air chills a […]

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Matitis Safaris Helps Out Again

A huge THANK YOU  to Matiti Safaris for the fantastic day at the Family of Hope Services Centre in Katutura.  Matiti Safaris Cc treated more than 650 of us, along with 150 caregivers from the community, to hearty and delicious food, warm blankets and clothing. We are deeply grateful for their support. Theirstaff […]

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Huis Maerua Children’s Home Donates Toys to Our Toy Library

A local charity in Windhoek, Huis Maerua Children’s Home, has donated surplus toys received from their donors to support our Katutura toy library.  Our toy library has been in operation for two years now and it is making a big difference for the children we support.  Many studies demonstrate that play is very important for […]

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Do You Know Who Helps Keep Us Safe in Our Community?

During the holiday season our anxiety about security increases because it is known that the criminals are more active at this time of year.  Although, having said that, most of us have to be cautious at all times of the year.  Family of Hope Services, for instance, was robbed three times in 2015 — once in February […]

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Who is Protecting Children in Katutura, Namibia?

Many children and youth in Namibia have parents and their families to nurture and protect them.  But, when a child is vulnerable or orphaned, they often experience a far more challenging […]

October 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Running Water and Flush Toilets! Thank You BVBA Tuybens!

Could you feed and care for more than 260 children every day without running water and flush toilets?  Believe it or not we have managed to work without these simple necessities for more than a year.  But now, thanks to Peter Tuybens who is the owner of BVBA Tuybens in Belgium, we will soon have […]

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Can Child’s Play Change a Life?

Most children grow up with toys, including cuddly animals and rattles of various types, and they progress to more complex toys that challenge their motor skills and imagination.  But what if you live in poverty and you don’t even have a warm blanket at night or daily food?  Do toys matter when your basic needs […]

August 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Matiti Safaris Feeds and Entertains More Than 500 Children in Katutura

The staff and family at Matiti Safaris worked incredibly hard to ensure more than 500 children from Havana and Hakahana in Katutura were treated to an unforgettable experience to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Day of the African Child.  They organized and managed activities that most of the children have never experienced before.  Kids were […]

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Did You Know You Need a Ministerial Signature to Get Married Before You’re 18 in Namibia?

Not only do you need the signature from the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration to get married if you are under 18 years of age, but if you are between the ages of 18 and 21 you need your parents or guardian to sign their consent for you to be married.   This is just one […]

June 29th, 2015|0 Comments