HOGH donates clothing and nappies  to Groot Aub residents

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Ms.Monica Imanga, Executive Director of Home of Good Hope hand over the clothing parcel to Ms.Rebekka Magaga  

Home of Good Hope(HOGH) has donated 400 parcels of clothing and nappies to the residents of  Groot Aub on Friday April 12, 2024.

Groot Aub is a settlement found some 60 kilometres south of Windhoek, in the Khomas Region of Namibia.

The handover ceremony was officiated by the Regional Councilor of Windhoek Rural, Honourable Piet Petrus Adams, in collaboration with Ms. Monica Imanga, the Executive Director of Home of Good Hope.

A donation of sanitation products were also donated for the clinic in Groot Aub.

In his keynote address to the community members of Groot Aub, Hon. Adams  said that he was constantly aware that his position as Councilor was a privilege and temporary position to be safeguarded by him.

He added that it is a very large constituency with many and varied needs that grow annually together with the ever growing population. Many mothers and fathers do not have the wherewithal to provide for the needs of their children and this was why it was necessary for the Council office to take hands with developmental partners in this respect.

He however introduced Ms Imanga, the Executive Director of Home of Good Hope, explaining that the relationship with Ms Imanga and Home of Good Hope has been three years in the making together with Groot Aub community leaders, with Ms Imanga’s vision of starting a Centre in Groot Aub servicing indigent children and elders similar to the one in Goreangab in Windhoek, slowly becoming a reality. Home of Good Hope has repeatedly made donations of food parcels to Groot Aub community in the past.

He stated that it was to be made clear that this was not Ms Imanga’s personal project, but a community project and pleaded with each and every community member to put one foot forward towards meeting Ms Imanga half way to ensure the success of these endeavours.

Home of Good Hope has recently established a vegetable and fruit garden in Groot Aub as part of its Food Sustainability Programme and with great excitement, mango, pawpaw, orange and naartjie trees have been planted, and the first seedlings of artichokes, spinach, onions, green peppers, chilli peppers, beans, cabbage and carrots are bravely reflecting the autumn planning.

Home of Good Hope was established by Monica Imanga as a soup kitchen on 15 September 2007 and registered as a Section 21 company (not for gain) on 7 September 2015, situated in the Goreangab informal settlement area, in Windhoek, Namibia

Over the years, Monica has expanded Home of Good Hope into a true social upliftment centre, providing nutrition, health and educational support services and a sports programme to 800+ at-risk children. Qualified children are sponsored through tertiary education.

Since true sustainability requires, not just feeding and educating children, but empowering their parents to provide the financial and emotional support required, Home of Good Hope provides healthcare and nutritional support to the parents, and an opportunity to improve their earning capacity through the Adult Education Programme.

From left , The Regional Councilor, Honourable Piet Petrus Adams; Home of Good Hope Executive Director) Monica Imanga; Peacemaker Imanga,Home of Good Hope Farming Project Manager, Piet Adams; Demetreo Beukes (Community Liaison Officer); Adam Swartbooi; Ritha Karukwau;Jolande Veldskoendraer;Michael Imanga;Morres Samuel (HoGH Beneficiary);Piet George Adams;Steven Xoagub (Security for Khomas Regional Council);Front: Maxi Filander

How can you help?

  • Become a monthly donor
  • Donate general funds towards the running and management of the Centre and employing appropriately qualified and screened staff
  • Donate funds to a specific programme of choice
  • “Adopt” a child and sponsor food, schooling or tertiary education, cultural lessons, social or educational outings (Contact the Centre to arrange a selection process)
  • Donate funds to support fundraising events
  • Donate clothing, stationery, groceries, food supplies, toys, cleaning products, computers, re-usable cell phones
  • Sponsor a school outing
  • Adopt Home of Good Hope for contributions for your birthday
  • Consider making a bequest

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