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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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Youth football competition started again

Youth football competition started again

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.

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A new kitchen since January!

A new kitchen since January!

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!

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Third prize in the youth football competition in Windhoek, that calls for a celebration!

Third prize in the youth football competition in Windhoek, that calls for a celebration!

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.

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NURSING TRAINEES MAKE CHRISTMAS DREAM COME TRUE

NURSING TRAINEES MAKE CHRISTMAS DREAM COME TRUE

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!

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Dutch trainees are in Namibia and are helping Monica

Dutch trainees are in Namibia and are helping Monica

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.

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Football in the heat

Football in the heat

September 18, 2017

During the party weekend, football shoes were distributed to the Home of Good Hope football team. Unfortunately, we did not have enough shoes for all players.
The football match that followed was very hot, but .... we won 1-0! A photo report ...

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A new 'bakkie' for Home of Good Hope

A new 'bakkie' for Home of Good Hope

September 20, 2017

 From 10 to 20 September this year, our chairman Maria Vernooij-van der Wal visited the Home of Good Hope soup kitchen in Namibia. A valuable visit with regard to the organisation there and even for Maria it was a great experience again with the visit to the soup kitchen with all the children and meeting Monica and Peacemaker Imanga. And the same goes for meeting with Eileen Green, the Canadian co-founder of the sister organisation Home of Good Hope in Namibia, with whom we are building a good organisation there.

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That deserves a party!

That deserves a party!

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.

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Dutch art teacher gives Monica’s soup kitchen a boost!

Dutch art teacher gives Monica’s soup kitchen a boost!

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.

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Students of NHL College Leeuwarden in Namibia

Students of NHL College Leeuwarden in Namibia

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.

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A large team of doctors visits Monica’s soup kitchen

A large team of doctors visits Monica’s soup kitchen

March, 6. 2017

Last week, Peacemaker Imanga sent a picture of the visit of a large team of doctors to Monica’s soup kitchen.

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A visit from Holland to the soup kitchen

A visit from Holland to the soup kitchen

February 13. 2017

Kees and Annette Vermijs visit Monica’s soup kitchen

2017 started very special for Kees and Annette Vermijs. With a four-wheel drive they made an adventurous trip through Namibia. After their daughter Sanne’s enthusiastic stories, they decided to visit Namibia themselves. They also wanted to go to Monica and the Home of Good Hope soup kitchen in Katutura, Windhoek. They both loved it!

Annette and Kees say:

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FC Rijen donates half yield boosts fundraiser to HoGH

FC Rijen donates half yield boosts fundraiser to HoGH

January 20, 2017

Good start to the new year for football team Home of Good Hope

During the cosy and well attended new year's reception of FC Rijen on Sunday 8 January, acting chairman Jeroen Gillessen symbolically handed over half of the yield of the boosts action of Albert Heijn supermarket to Home of Good Hope (HoGH), represented by Lau Lavooij, Vice-President and Peter Koks, Secretary. He did it by tearing the cheque for the total proceeds of €887.00 in half and handing it over to HoGH.

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