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.
March, 6. 2017
Last week, Peacemaker Imanga sent a picture of the visit of a large team of doctors to Monica’s 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:
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.
December 28, 2016
Every year, Home of Good Hope organises a Christmas party for the children of the soup kitchen. It is always a lot of work to decorate everything and arrange a small gift for all children. Usually Hannah and Frida from Sweden make an extra donation to make all this possible and also others contribute to the annual Christmas party.
November 13, 2016
A lot of companies are implementing the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility high with high priority. As beautiful alternative, the football clubs of Rijen and of Gilze have embraced the 'new’ concept of Socially Responsible Sports by 'adopting' the Home or Good Hope football club in Windhoek, Namibia. The first incentive was provided by FC Rijen during the “club market” which was held as part of the “boosts campaign” at the AH-supermarket in the shopping centre in Rijen last weekend.
September 28, 2016
Mashel and Tiffany, both students at Avans University in Breda, have recently successfully completed their internship project at Home of Good Hope in Namibia. Louise Pretorius University of Namibia arranged their internship in Windhoek and supervised.