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Two strong women; the success of the homework classes

Two strong women; the success of the homework classes

November, 2020

Namibia is located in the southern hemisphere and the seasons are opposite to ours. It is now almost summer and the school year is coming to an end. The summer holidays will soon start. Because of the 'corona closure' of the schools, many children could not take online lessons because they often do not have a laptop or tablet at home. But homework assistance could not be offered either. But our "strong women," Sybil, with Monica's help, didn't let that happen. 

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Mayor Derk Alssema new ambassador Home of Good Hope

Mayor Derk Alssema new ambassador Home of Good Hope

October, 2020

With the presentation of the Home of Good Hope (HoGH) policy plan for the period 2020-2025, an official touch could also be given to the appointment of our new mayor Derk Alssema as ambassador of HoGH as successor to former mayor Jan Boelhouwer. The policy plan shows that a lot of support is still needed in the coming years to establish a self-reliant center on site and to realize Monica's dream. Meanwhile, securing the daily nutritious meal from Monica's Soup Kitchen to more than 600 children from the Goreangab slum in Windhoek, Namibia remains of great importance.

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Schools reopened

Schools reopened

October, 2020

Although the lock down due to COVID-19 was further relaxed in September, tourists are still staying away. The whole of Namibia is an 'orange' area for us in the Netherlands. Fortunately, all schools reopened on September 14.

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Extra help and support from Home of Good Hope remains indispensable in corona time

Extra help and support from Home of Good Hope remains indispensable in corona time

September 2020

Worldwide, the corona ghost is still raging. Especially in poor countries, such as Namibia, the consequences are disastrous. No work means no income. Especially for the families from which the children come who visit the Soup Kitchen of Monica Imanga. And that quickly means that there is not enough money for food and drink. Thanks to generous contributions from individuals and organizations in the Netherlands, Home of Good Hope has been able to meet the worst need so far with extra food packages. Additional help remains necessary for the time being.

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First 150 food packages distributed, extra help is urgently needed

First 150 food packages distributed, extra help is urgently needed

June 2020

We can count ourselves lucky to be living in a country where help and support seem almost self-evident. This does not apply to all countries and certainly not to African countries such as Namibia. Especially the people in the slums are devoid of many basic things because of the lockdown. This is also the case with the families of "our" children. There is hunger and Home of Good Hope (HoGH) now also helps the families locally.

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Economic and humanitarian catastrophe is imminent

Economic and humanitarian catastrophe is imminent

June 2020

Poor countries and therefore the kids of Home of Good Hope urgently need help. The worldwide corona virus threatens an unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis. The poorest countries in Africa are the most vulnerable. Namibia, and with it also "our" children from the Goreangab shanty town who are daily designated for a nutritious meal at Monica's "Soup kitchen", have a hard time.

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The story of Ronja, a student from the North of Italy

The story of Ronja, a student from the North of Italy

May, 2020

Two years ago in 2017/18 I was working at the soup kitchen Home of Good Hope with many German and Namibian volunteers. They became family. 

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Home of Good Hope needs plenty of improvisation!

Home of Good Hope needs plenty of improvisation!

April 2020

Corona measures are disastrous in poor countries such as Namibia

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused the government to lockdown in Namibia. We are very concerned because the slums are threatened by hunger and extreme poverty. As with us, all major gatherings are suspended and schools are closed. Also the homework classes have had to stop temporarily, just like the preparation of the daily fresh meals.

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Interns full of praise for Home of Good Hope

Interns full of praise for Home of Good Hope

February, 2020

Admiration for Monica's soup kitchen and her volunteers

In the fall of 2019, Marjanne and Sabina, two young people studying at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden, spent six months in Namibia for their international internship in the healthcare sector. They also visited the Home of Good Hope (HoGH) soup kitchen and saw with their own eyes how involved Monica Imanga and the volunteers are in the project. Of course, they also rolled up their sleeves and visited the kitchen where the food is prepared for the more than 500 children who come to eat at Monica every day.

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Report from the Home of Good Hope soccer team

Report from the Home of Good Hope soccer team

January 2020

The Home of Good Hope soccer team played some 16 matches in the Khomastal youth competition last season. The transport of the players and the registration fee for this competition was paid from the Netherlands. This made it possible for Home of Good Hope football players to exercise and have training sessions on a weekly basis. 

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How do we help the school children of Home of Good Hope

How do we help the school children of Home of Good Hope

December 2019

Through extra donations, a lot of new school uniforms, matching shoes and sweaters could be purchased this year, necessary because without a uniform a child cannot go to school! It is also of great importance that school children receive their vaccinations as a result.

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Renovation of the kitchen design

Renovation of the kitchen design

November, 2019

They prepare the food that is distributed in Monica's soup kitchen every day in a temporary kitchen at Penduka. Two years ago we ensured that this kitchen was renovated and furnished. As a result, the food could be prepared too far from the dispensing point in a hygienic way. Two years ago, not everything was newly purchased. Many things were reused such as all kinds of kitchen utensils and a freezer. The freezer, which has to work hard in Namibia, really needed updating. But also the cutting boards, spoons, knives and all kinds of kitchen utensils had to be supplemented or renewed.

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Homework classes with experienced teachers

Homework classes with experienced teachers "work"

October, 2019

Monica’s plan became reality

Last year, Monica Imanga came up with the plan to see if it was possible to start real homework classes with expert teachers in addition to guiding the children through young volunteers. Professional forces who know the school system in Namibia from the inside.

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Children of Home of Good Hope entertained with cheerful show

Children of Home of Good Hope entertained with cheerful show

June 2019

Relaxation is also a welcome contribution!

At the end of April the children of Home of Good Hope (HoGH) were surprised with a real theater show. Made possible by a Dutch ex-commander of KLM, a performance was given by the "Magic Brothers World" who act worldwide for children in disadvantaged situations. It was a resounding success that our HoGH kids of “Monica’s Soup Kitchen” thoroughly enjoyed.

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Diny and Bart Peters visit Home of Good Hope

Diny and Bart Peters visit Home of Good Hope

April 2019

In February, Diny and Bart Peters came back from a very beautiful trip through South Africa and Namibia. During their trip they visited Monica Imanga's soup kitchen in the township of Windhoek. The soup kitchen is easily accessible and is located in a very poor part of the township. 

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Home of Good Hope offers professional support homework classes

Home of Good Hope offers professional support homework classes

februari, 11. 2019

Since last year, Home of Good Hope (HoGH) also supports two homework classes that have grown into a great success. Especially children who can use an extra helping hand for a good learning result can benefit from this. For this purpose, two excellent and experienced teachers give extra lessons 6 days a week to an average of 30 children divided into two groups.

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Esther and Johnny visit the Soup-kitchen

Esther and Johnny visit the Soup-kitchen

December, 18. 2018

Esther went back to Namibia and helped in the new kitchen with her husband. In the morning, a fresh meal is always cooked for all children, which is then distributed in the slum at "Monica's soup kitchen". Here is a brief impression of her visit.

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Together we can make it!

Together we can make it!

October, 22. 2018

Thanks to the homework project, 30 pupils can, again on their own, continue in primary education. This valuable support is made visible in the report that we received . 

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Start of a homework counseling class

Start of a homework counseling class

June, 17. 2018

One of the main objectives of our project is to improve the future prospects for the children who come to eat at Monica’s soup kitchen. Good nutrition is of vital importance. Fortunately, with the commissioning of the new kitchen at Penduka this is more than met and more than 600 children are given a healthy meal every day.

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Children of primary school De Kring raise money for their peers in Namibia.

Children of primary school De Kring raise money for their peers in Namibia.

May, 16. 2018

We are always pleasantly surprised when we see so many enthusiastic children raising money for other children. Children in Africa who could use some extra help. 

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