top of page

Hope Village

A little hope in Katutura

The Hope Village in Katutura is a home where orphans, half-orphans and children live whose parents cannot look after their children for a variety of reasons. Many of the children have had to endure a lot of suffering in their short lives and have only found a safe home in the Hope Village. This offers space for around 100 children and young people aged 0 to 21. In addition to the office building, the site has five houses that have been set up to meet the needs of the children and are separated by age and gender.

21 babies and toddlers aged 0 to 5 live in the Baby House. Six "mommies" work in shifts to lovingly care for the children. Their tasks include daily cooking, cleaning and comprehensive care of the babies. In addition, two physically and mentally disabled children live in the house, which represents another major challenge for the carers. The house is divided into a large living room, kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms for the children and one for the carers.

When the children reach the age of 5, they move from the Baby House to the Toddler House, where four carers look after them. A total of 24 children share six small rooms. To take some of the work off their "mommies'" hands, the children help with the housework, for example by washing up after the daily lunch together.

Children aged 11 and over are also taught to be independent by doing cooking and cleaning tasks in their girls' and boys' houses. There are also 24 children and young people living in both houses. There are two educators working for the girls and a female and male supervisor working for the boys, whom they affectionately call father.

According to government regulations, the children's homes' support ends when the child turns 18. However, Hope Village allows some young adults to continue living in Hope Village if they are not yet able to do so on their own. It supports them in their professional careers, such as studying or training. They can live in the "student house" during this time and also receive financial support from the state until they have finished their studies or training and can stand on their own two feet.

Since November 2016, Kingston Makoni has been managing the facility, which was originally founded in 2004 by Pastor Mariejtie de Klerk. Kingston has now become a father figure to everyone and always tries to look after each individual child. The school education of the children and young people is particularly important to him. Every day, an in-house bus drives to the various schools and ensures that every child arrives and is picked up safely.

Despite the existing good basic services and great efforts to enable children and young people to grow up safely and carefree, many things are still lacking. Children's beds, hygiene products, opportunities for activities and development, as well as toys for young and old are urgently needed.

In order to improve the living situation of these children, Wadadee cares supports the project with your help by employing volunteers as well as donations of money and goods.

Repair and expansion of the playground

There was a small, neglected playground on the site with broken, unsafe equipment that even the youngest children used for climbing and playing. Sharp edges and rusting scaffolding caused such a high risk of injury that the children could no longer play there.

Thanks to your help, we were able to repair and expand the play equipment so that the children can climb and romp around without worrying and without hurting themselves. We also want to build a sunroof that will provide the children with enough shade to play in at any time of day.

We would like to thank all donors who have helped to ensure that the children can play on their playground and develop motor skills appropriate to their age.

bottom of page