In Opuwo‘s streets lots of hungry kids, forced by their families to sell daily fire wood, eggs or fat cakes to survive. Some NGO‘s (non-government organizations), as well as the hospital provide during the week lunch for these kids. However, a few months ago these important programs stopped (except the hospital).
We started in February a feeding program for kids from marginalized tribes in the Kunene region (i.e., Hakaona, Ovazemba, etc.). Initially, food items like apples, bananas, toast bread with Polony, hard-boiled eggs, cookies, fat cakes were handed out on Opuwo‘s streets to the hungry children.
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|Hungry street kids receive their food ration|
|Toast bread and hard-boiled eggs, today‘s snack|
|Thank you Papa Ramon for the food!|
|Hakaona tribe kids lining up to receive some food|
Then, invitations went out for a full meal. On the menu was rice, vegetables and chicken or macaroni with minced beef, or potatoes with Polony followed by desert (i.e., apples or fat cakes).
|Little kids enjoy their meal|
|The table is set|
|Let’s pray before we start eating!|
|Ovazemba girls enjoy their snack|
|Volunteers helping preparing lunch|
|Cutleries optional |
So, every morning around 11:00 flocks of traditionally-dressed children were entertained with games and activities, singing and dancing, and a bible story followed by lunch.
|Groups are competing in funny water games|
|Who can fill the water bottle first?|
|Faster, faster, faster, without splashing too much!|
|Lots of toys to play with|
|Boys and girls enjoy the play time|
After a 2-hour program satisfied children continued with a filled belly their daily ‚selling for survival‘ activities - looking forward to come back again for food for ‚body and soul‘ the next day, 7 days a week.
Outreach: In addition, we continued our outreaches into Opuwo‘s outskirts as well as remote villages. A whole day program with games like egg race, wheelbarrow race, tug of war, etc.; lots of singing and dancing, teaching time with a bible story and meals are offered followed by a movie night (big screen on the car) with Popcorn. See our special blog!
Donations: If you want to support our effort to provide urgent help for Opuwo‘s street kids please consider a financial contribution and donate here to keep our feeding program running.
- Daily: N$350 (Namibian dollar) = $22 (US dollar) = 20€ are needed to satisfy the 50 to 80 children
- Monthly: N$10,000 = $700 = 600€
Thank you for your support!