guest column about HoGH in the journal Barnbladet (Swedish pediatric
nursing journal) is now published: HoGH
- Barnbladet PDF
updates are that our fundraising will continue to pay for a second meal
for the children. In December we send extra money for Christmas
celebration and gifts for the children. Also, Monica and the people
working hard to helping
the children get money to buy themself a Christmas gift each.
On October 11th Frida was interviewed on the local radio
Gothenburg). Unfortunately this can no longer be listened to on their
However, Lasse Persson's commentary about Home of Good Hope is still
and can be found here. Also,
Frida has been invited to write a guest column for the journal Barnbladet. We
will come back to this once it is published.
We also would like to share information about others who
also work to
support Home of Good Hope. Eileen from Canada started to work with
2007 and she pays for one meal per day for the children. Dick, Debbie
Netherlands and Barbara from Germany together with a Namibian woman
are trying to get Monica a new plot for Home of Good Hope. This is to
move of the activity of Home of Good Hope to a more protective and
Good work! We are in close contact with Lorraine from the organization IWAN (International Women's association
Namibia) who has initiated cooperation between all of us to make
efforts and work more effective. Our fundraising will continue to pay
second meal for the children, vitamins and when needed school fees and
We have two
pleasant news to share with you.
Firstly, Home of Good Hope was visited by the Swedish journalist Lasse
from the local radio in Stockholm (P4). He went to Namibia after
clothes with the help of 'Radiohjälpen' and one of his stops was Home
Hope. His journey resulted in a series of radio shows that had been
Sweden during this autumn. The episode from Katutura and Home of Good
be aired this Tuesday, October 11, 4:15pm and a shorter show at 6.45am.
Everyone that does not live in the Stockholm area can listen to the
show on the
web and the pod version will
until November 10. Also, film sequences from Lasse's visit at Home of
will be showed during the children of the world charity event Swedish
television, (Världens Barngala, SVT).
with Monica at the Home of Good Hope in Katutura
Secondly, Monica Imanga's sons
George and Peacemaker have been busy lately at the soup kitchen
activities to the children, in order for them to have more fun, and not
eat, play and go back home. Some of these activities include:
Morning section/younger kids
also started two soccer teams for both the older boys and girls.
idea behind this I thought this was to keep the children active and
the importance of team work and keep them off the streets and out of
It’s also another way of getting them to compete against other schools
as other teams within the community. Therefore, Peacemaker wonders if
willing to donate sports equipment to the teams?
• Reading stories to the children
• Drawing and Coloring
• Alphabetical and Numerical training (they are taught how to say the
and how to count)
• Indoor and outdoor sport activities (bowling, playing catch, hand
Afternoon section/older children
• Homework hour (this is where they help the children with their
• Story telling (everyday a group of five children gets to tell a story
• Puzzle and word search games
• Debate on matters effecting the youth
And finally we have also raised the amount of money we send to Monica
month, from 350 euro to 500 euro. This because more and more children
coming to Home of Good Hope and more money is needed to serve everyone
In Dec/Jan 2010/2011 we, Frida
and Hannah visited HoGH. We had our backpacks filled with children's
etc, that were given to the children. It was very much needed and a
stayed in Windhoek for 4 weeks helping Monica with the children and
with some service needed to be done at the HoGH building. During our
had a personal meeting with the principal at Olof Palme Primary school
Kattutura. We gave money directly to the principal covering school
for 16 children for 3 years. Please see HoGH
Sponsor part for more details. Also see our photo
from the trip.
During the last weeks we have
been in contact with other organizations from other countries who are
supporting HoGh, for instance Eileen Greene who co-founded HoGH together with
Monica in 2007. We hope to start a collaboration in the future.
In march Frida went to
Västerängsskolan (Swedish primary school) and gave a lecture about HoGH
children. After this meeting the children at Västerängsskolan collected
for HoGH in a charity project called Västerängsskolans humanitära
Frida & Hannah
sorry for the huge gap in updates lately but are now eager to tell
what's going on! Thanks to all of you who have donated money and keep
doing so, our project still pays for a second meal, afternoons, Monday
- Friday at Home of Good Hope. Also, on December 24th Frida and Hannah are go to Namibia for another
five weeks. Unfortunately Caroline is not going this time, but the good
news is that she is getting married on January 29th, so congratulations
will bring clothes, toys and toothbrushes to the children of HoGH, all
of which is donated by friends and family in Sweden. In Namibia we will also help Monica
with the children and buy necessities such as school material, clothes, shoes and first aid material etc. We will also see if any of
the children need help with payment of their school fees.
Frida, Hannah & Caroline
||The spring is here and it's time for a
children of Home of Good Hope now get two daily meals Monday - Friday
(previously only one) and also vitamin supplements. Our present
resources can fund this for about four more months.
are very thankful to all of you who contributed to this and to you who
keep donating on monthly basis!
Hannah & Caroline
is packed of news. Hannah and Frida have given an interview about Home
of Good Hope to GP (Göteborgs Posten, Swedish newspaper) which is
published in today's issue!
We also proudly present a Guestbook
/Comments function where we encourage anyone to say whatever you
fancy as long as its decent and appropriate!
|Finally we thank our sponsors who have helped us create a
better everyday life for the children of Home of Good Hope.
Monica, Frida, Hannah &
teething troubles are
corrected and some new info is filled in (see especially (Our
Project & Aims). More
monthly donors have signed up and the page displaying and
thanking our current and past sponsors will be created soon. The
good response on the website is also muchos appreciated =) !
(www.good-hope.net) is now up and running! Here you'll find all
information about Home of Good Hope, our project, the past and the
present, how to donate money as well as resent updates.
© Home of Good Hope 2013