We came to Namibia to help children in need
Different programs are used to provide children from marginalized, traditional tribes (i.e., Ovahimba, Ovazemba, Hakaona, Herero) in the Kunene region in Northern Namibia's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:
- Free school education in our HopeKids Christian Private School
- Safe living place in Papa Ramon's HopeKids Children Home
- Filled bellies in their starving environment
- Spiritual nourishment through devotion times and children's ministry events in schools and churches
- Games & fun, love & security, educational trips & new friendships in a multi-cultural environment
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(1) Our feeding programs
Many children are hungry - we are here to help!
A) Opuwo street kids feeding program:
Almost every day we distribute food to hungy children. Either out of the car window for Opuwo's street kids or with big pots in Opuwo's poorest/refugee communities. As soon as our Landcruiser shows up many children approach us quickly, shouting 'Papa Ramon' and wave to get our attention.
The greatest moment of our work is seeing fully satisfied children after a provided meal.
|Me, me, me: fill my plate!|
|A long line of hungry kids|
|Waiting in line for dinner|
|This pot can fill many bellies!|
|Thank you Papa Ramon |
for feeding us daily!
|Street kids waiting patiently |
for their lunch
|Thank you Papa Ramon for the great meal you cooked |
|Little street kids having lunch|
|Special treat for a few street kids |
at a local restaurant
|My first chicken fingers |
and potato smilies!
More details about our Opuwo's street kids and refugees feeding program and village support you can find here!
B) Village kids feeding program:
Several times a month we are driving to remote villages to take care of hungry children. We arrive with everything we need to prepare a meal; only the goat is purchased and slaughtered on site (Do you want to sponsor a goat? With $50 you will make many hungry kids happy).
The greatest moment of our work is seeing smiling children after meal time.
|Wow, this meal disappeared quickly |
|Hungry bellies are getting filled|
|Today goat dinner: yummy |
|It’s enough for everyone |
- seconds included!
|Scooping rice and soup|
(2) Our village outreach program
Many children are unreached and don't know Jesus - we are here to change this!
A) Games & fun:
We spent hours entertaining children with games and fun activities and provide them with an unforgettable day.
|Lots of games and fun activities during our outreach |
|Himba girl with baby doll |
|Who can transport water quickest?|
|Find the sweets in a bowl of flour|
Tug of war: Himba women compete excitingly
B) Singing & dancing:
African children love to dance. Our music videos offer fun dance moves and make everyone happy.
|Young and old are excitingly dancing |
|Singing and dancing during outreach |
|Dancing for young and old |
Young and old: everyone has a good time
3) Our children‘s home: HopeKids
Many children are in need - we are here to help!
Our HopeKids program is for children from remote villages without an opportunity of school education (no school on site or parents refuse to send their children to school).
Our HopeKids have found a new home, away from traditional harmful practices. They are indeed the HOPE for their tribes and will be the leaders of the next generation.
|Some of our HopeKids |
from the Ovahimba and Ovazemba tribes
|It’s coloring time!|
|Ice cream break|
(4) Our support for churches & schools
Many institutions dealing with children ask for support - we are here to help!
Devotion times in schools and church events like Sunday school and midweek children‘s ministry (Jesus parties) are frequently conducted. Sharing the gospel with unreached children is our highest priority.
A) Churches: Sundays school & Jesus parties
It is a great privilege to share God’s word with children!
|Open air Sunday school |
at Ondjerera Church of the Nazarene
|Teaching about crucifixion |
|Sundays school in Ondjerera Church of the Nazarene|
|Sunday school: singing and dancing |
at Church of the Nazarene Opuwo
|Clap your hands and jump!|
|A nice crowd listening to bible stories|
|Crowded house: mid week Jesus party!|
|It‘s Jesus party time: |
mid week children‘s ministry program
Thank you for your support, allowing us to provide our HopeKids with a unique and unexpected opportunity in their lives.
Here are more ways to help:
- Papa Ramon's Children's Home
- Papa Ramon's Private School
- Feeding program for street kids and refugees
- Village outreach
- School and church support
- a child in need
- a kid without access to school education
- a child exposed to harmful traditional rituals
- a child in need of your help and support