Facelift for Emmaus Kindergarten

The German Embassy in Windhoek supported the Emmaus Kindergarten in Usab, Karibib with a grant of N$357 000 in 2023, through its micro-project fund.
The Emmaus Kindergarten (formerly known as Sunshine Kindergarten) was established in 2002. Since then, the kindergarten grew and through various fundraising campaigns, the dedicated principal Ms Amanda Bluhm was able to acquire a plot and have a building constructed with enough space to welcome more children.
The funds were used to furnish the building with electric equipment, mattresses, and furniture, as well as materials to construct various play structures outdoors, water tanks and a solar system. This increased energy efficiency as Bluhm wanted to provide a meal a day, which for some of the vulnerable children might be the only meal that day.
The new building of the Emmaus Kindergarten was officially inaugurated last week attended by Dr Thorsten Hutter, German Ambassador to Namibia. He said that the crucial years of elementary school determine the way the children learn and develop mentally and socially.
The children of Emmaus Kindergarten have ideal prerequisites, as the kindergarten not only has a dedicated principal, but devoted teachers and support through various partners and the community.