Without the generous and on-going support of the organizations, individuals, companies and groups who believe in us and continue to educate, feed and care for the children at Family of Hope Services, none of this would be possible.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to:

Fondazione Terre des Hommes Italy – for your invaluable sponsorship of over 300 children at Family of Hope Services, and for providing much needed administration money so that we can pay small salaries to our permanent staff.  Also, we are excited about our new partnership for the next two years with you, the European Union, and Hope Initiatives to promote birth registrations and raise awareness of human rights for orphans and vulnerable children.

European Union – For your investment in our partnership to promote birth registrations and raise awareness of human rights for orphans and vulnerable children.  Your investment of over 60% of the N$2.7 million over the next two years demonstrates your commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Namibia.

Laurelton Reign Diamonds – for your generous donation of N$100,000 to Family of Hope Services which we will use to buy land for our new centre.  Your support for us two years in a row has made a significant difference and we are very grateful.

Imago Dei – for your your on-going kindness in donating N$85,000 to purchase food for the children in 2011, and for donating such lovely office space to use, free of charge.  You are a champion for all vulnerable children within our community and your good deeds are greatly needed.

PoenieLeen Van den Berg, Dr. Rev. Fourie Van den Berg with Imago Dei, and Abigail Bachopi, Family of Hope Services

PoenieLeen Van den Berg, Dr. Rev. Fourie Van den Berg with Imago Dei, and Abigail Bachopi, Family of Hope Services

Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia – for your on-going support of our Bicycle Empowerment Centre which provides us with much needed emergency income.  Thank you, Michael.

 

Dr. Jennifer Kraushaar, with Biosphere Expeditions (squatting)

Dr. Jennifer Kraushaar, with Biosphere Expeditions (squatting)

Biosphere Expeditions – for your generous and on-going, monthly educational tours to teach our children about wildlife conservation and about Namibian animals.  Jenni is a wonderful guide and great with the kids.

African Inland Mission (AIM) – for sending us such excellent volunteers each year to assume some of our heavy workload and to enhance our educational program. And for your generous sponsorship of youth camps.  Your assistance has been invaluable to us and we are indebted.

Little Red Hen – for your on-going love and support for seven of our children each year.  Your sponsorship of their education and the gifts you send to these children makes a big difference in their lives.

Hannah Sterling – for that beautiful calendar you produced and raised N$18,000 for Family of Hope Services, and for the sponsorship of an additional four children that you raised in 2011.  We will never forget the 18 months of volunteer help that you so lovingly provided in 2009 and 2010.

Front cover of Hannah Sterling’s 2011 Calendar

Namibian Breweries Limited – for your donation of dictionaries, school stationery, and cash to buy furniture for the kids at the Family of Hope Services Centre.  As well, the kindness of your staff in delivering the boxes of apples to the kids was such a caring thing to do.

Ongos Farm – for the on-going use of your farm for game drives and educational tours for the children from Family of Hope Services.  And for the donation of that delicious gemsbok for the kids to eat at Christmas.  Your support is always valued.

Stormsaver and Michael Farnworth – for your generous sponsorship of a 5-day field trip in the Kalahari desert.  Our youth leaders learned to cook with solar ovens, measure water count, make recycled bricks, create environmental art, and understand sustainability, desert insects and animals.  These are opportunities that help our youth to grow into leaders.  Thank you for making it possible.

Website Expert – for donating the platform for our website and for hosting our website for two years.  We sincerely appreciate your generosity.

AIDS Orphan Foundation Trust – for ensuring our children have their eyes checked and for facilitating new glasses and operations for all those in need.  Thank you.

And a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the individuals who sponsor children at Family of Hope Services and who donate whatever they can afford.

You make all of this possible.  Because of  your support, our children receive education, nutritional food, guidance, counseling, and hope for their future.  We wish all of you every success and joy in 2012.