Update 2013 –
Achievements and progress
Food and nutrition: Since early 2010 the children are
receiving 2 meals a day Monday - Friday. More and more children are
Home of Good Hope. Monica estimates the number of children going to
week to be around 500. Due to the increasing number of mouths to feed
change of diet for the children we had to increase the food budget to
per month. During our visit in Namibia 2011 large quantities of vitamin
purchased. The children are now receiving
Green visited HOGH in may 2012 and was
concerned. The children
looked very small. Many are receiving very little food other than the
get at HOGH Monday – Friday. The
children are very hungry after the weekend.
As an initiative to improve their health Monica was
taught how to make
high protein meals with more meat
and beans. Also whole grain bread and peanut butter is added to boost
calories for snack time. Eileen noticed
that the children were not receiving enough fruit and veggies and she
the fruit budget. From the Swedish fundings 25% goes to fruit and
On a few occasions
HIV positive mothers with babies come to HOGH for help.
Monica provides formula for them to prevent
the HIV virus to spread to the baby through breastfeeding.
Education: During their visit in Namibia 2011 Hannah and Frida met
principal at Olof Palme Primary school ( the majority of the children
go to this school). A payment was made covering school fees for 16
3 years. On several occasions fundings from Sweden also been used to
clothes, school uniforms, school material, shoes and other necessities.
the newspaper the Namibian in December 2012 the Namibian minister of
Abraham Lyambo, made a statement that the ministry are to abolish
school fees for children between the age of six – thirteen. This is to
introduced in 2013. It´s in our hope that the Namibian government keeps
this promise. “Namibia: Ministry abolishes primary school
fees”, The Namibian, 2012-12-20).
Environment: The Swedish fundings has helpt to keep
up the current HOGH building. Small reparations has been made on the
plan of moving the HOGH from it´s current location to a safer area away
from traffic is in progress. HOGH Canada
and HOGH Netherland
have been working hard on securing another plot. They have been in
Namibian officials and it´s an ongoing process. Hogh Canada and
have earmarked money for a new plot.
When the new
piece of land is secured the plan is to build a new house for HOGH. A design has been done by an architect from
HOGH Canada. The current design includes 2 classrooms, a toilet and
Monica to live and have the soupkitchen. This will give Monica the
to take in orphans or children in need. When the new land is secured
Sweden hope to help fund the new building.