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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May, 7. 2018
The Youth League football has started and young football talent is practicing street football.
On 7 April the youth football competition in Windhoek started again. Due to the drought of recent years, there is a lack of good football pitches. When I was there in September 2017 I saw with my own eyes how football was played, on dry and dusty gravel football fields.
March, 14. 2018
Monica and of course Gregory and Marleen are very happy with it.
At Penduka on Lake Goreangab, the board of Home of God Hope in Namibia set up a new kitchen at the beginning of this year. We are very pleased that Penduka (originally a Dutch project) has made this possible. Peacemaker and Ella arranged the renovation and relocation in a short time. Well done!
February, 28. 2018
Last season the HoGH football team won prizes again. During the Khomas U/17 Youth League in Windhoek, Namibia again managed to get a bronze medal.
January, 4. 2018
It is fantastic what these nursing trainees have achieved in a short time.
Samantha te Rietmole, Anouk Beijer and Elise Elferink are doing an internship in Namibia at Home of Good Hope. With help from the Netherlands they have given Monica and the hundreds of children who visit the Home of Good Hope project a wonderful Christmas. They bought useful items from money raised, such as tables and chairs. And of course also goodies for more than 500 children!
December, 9. 2017
Five nursing students at the Saxion Hogeschool and NHL-Leeuwarden are in Namibia for their internship. Samantha, Joyce, Rhomy, Anouk and Lynn are gaining much experience during their internship abroad. Besides their internship at the hospital, they are also helping Monica with her project Home of Good Hope. Monica’s soup kitchen helps the most vulnerable children in the township Goreangab. With the help of countless volunteers and the unbridled commitment of Monica and her team, it is possible to give these children a future again and at the same time ensure that they can continue to live with their mother, grandmother or aunt.
September 20, 2017
September 10, 2017
On September 15th there will be a celebration at Monica Imanga’s soup kitchen. For 10 years, Monica has taken care of street children in the township of Windhoek. Monica makes sure that these children are fed daily.
In the beginning there were about 50 children, now 600 to 850 children get a nutritious meal daily! The children can also play and do sports at the soup kitchen and it is a safe place for them.
That deserves a party!
We are all going to make it a great party.
May 8, 2017
When we received a mail from Marjet a while ago with new photos of the soup kitchen we were pleasantly surprised. We became really curious when we heard that it was a Dutch "teacher-artist" who had got this together. So we contacted her. It turned out to be Inge Steenhuis, a creativity teacher from Groningen.
April 19, 2017
Marjet, Inge, Aniek, Veerle and Charlotte, five nursing students at NHL College in Leeuwarden, have been in Namibia since February. The first three weeks they did an internship at the Windhoek Central Hospital. Then a week at Home of Good Hope and from then on in the Katutura hospital. They go to the hospital three days a week and spend two days at Monica's soup kitchen, Home of Good Hope to help with food distribution to the now more than 6oo children who come daily.