Finland is a Good Development Friend

Did you know that Finland has been present in Namibia since the 1870s?  The first Finns to arrive here were Lutheran missionaries from the Finnish Missionary Society who were assigned their first venture outside of Finland in Ovamboland in Namibia.  They established schools and health care facilities, and went on over the years to ordain […]

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Our Special Guests From France

We love visitors.  It gives our cultural group the chance to show off their dancing skills, and it enables us to teach people about the living situations of so many children in Katutura.  So, when Matiti Safaris, a large and well-known Namibian tour operator, brought some of their guests to our new Centre yesterday, we […]

May 21st, 2015|1 Comment

Pupkewitz MegaTech Donates to the Children

Candy Muller and her colleagues from Pupkewitz MegaTech delivered a very nice surprise to all of us at Family of Hope Services. We had no idea we would be the recipients of their internal fund-raising activities so when Candy arranged a visit to hand over their cheque for N$12,400, we couldn’t be more ecstatically surprised!

“The […]

April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Pupkewitz MegaTech Donates to the Children

EU and TDH Italia Helping Marginalized Children and Youth

Did you know that more than 65% of the children and youth who are supported by Family of Hope Services require counseling and some form of protection?

February 25th, 2015|Comments Off on EU and TDH Italia Helping Marginalized Children and Youth

When There’s No One to Take the Children

I had to bow my head during my interview with 71-year-old Ouma (Grandma) Maria Snyders so that her grandchildren could not see the tears in my eyes.  I understand enough Afrikaans to know that she was telling me that she has cancer in both of her breasts and in one ovary and that she needs […]

July 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Celebrating the Day of the African Child

“Namibia is one of the highest investors in education and for that we thank you Namibian Government, for the free pre-primary education and for plans to make secondary education free.  It is not the same all over Africa as young children in Nigeria, Malawi and Somalia are being robbed of their education through early marriages […]

June 24th, 2014|Comments Off on Celebrating the Day of the African Child