Boost for Christ’s Hope

Recent statistics revealed that multidimensional poverty affects more than 43% of Namibia's population. It is also reported that 1 out of 5 children in Namibia are already stunted and face acute malnutrition.
Christ's Hope International is a non-profit organisation that was started in Namibia in 2003, in Okahandja. The organisation aims to make a meaningful impact on the lives of vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and break the cycle of poverty.
Christ’s Hope also operates in Keetmanshoop and Oshikuku, impacting 290 children and 100 families.
The Capricorn Foundation has renewed its partnership with Christ’s Hope and committed a further N$300 000, enabling the organisation to provide school uniforms, stationery, meals, and scholarships to vulnerable children.
At Christ's Hope, every child is unique and, therefore, individually supported and monitored through a set of systems in place. Their holistic approach supports children in all areas of their lives: Their development, focusing on educational activities; physical, which includes nutritious meals; home evaluations and monitoring; as well as medical, spiritual and emotional support through counselling and mentorship.
Rewarding journey
“The children enter the programme in grade 1 and graduate when they complete their secondary schooling. The most rewarding is being part of their journey, seeing them come in so young and leave the programme when they are teenagers, after 10 to 12 years, and contributing to shaping their future,” said Hannelie Turner, Country Team Leader.
“Education is one of the primary focus areas of the Capricorn Foundation, and combined with our focus on vulnerability programmes we are able to address the holistic needs of vulnerable children,” said Capricorn Foundation's Executive Officer, Marlize Horn.
“As Connectors of Positive Change, we are proud to continue our financial support and enable Christ's Hope to create a meaningful life and future for the children and their families and contribute to ending the poverty cycle. During our on-site visit to the Oshikuku after-school centre, it was great to see how excited the learners were to come from their different schools and looking forward to their extra afternoon classes, a meal and bible study.”
Christ’s Hope’s desired outcomes for each beneficiary is that they complete their secondary education; learned biblical truths, principles and values; received support in emotional and social development; are healthy and able to make good choices to sustain health and hygiene; and are provided with life-skills enabling independence.