Since December 2013 Acacia Namibia is supporting the project ‘Boomerang Kindergarten’ in Katutura.
Katutura ‘the place where we don’t want to live’ is the township of Windhoek where the black people were relocated during the apartheid. Most of the people are living in shacks and are working as domestic workers. Therefore they have no time to take care of their kids and often they do not have money for sending their children to a kindergarten.
When Dietlind, owner of Acacia Namibia, put an advert in the paper where she announced that she would have a garage sale at her house in October 2013 she got a phone call from Memory who was asking for some cheap toys for a kindergarten that she planned to open. Dietlind liked the idea of the kindergarten, gave her a really good price for the toys and a few weeks later she met Memory and her family at their house in Goreangab, Katutura. It was decided that Acacia Namibia would support the project. Plans were made to add another room to the house where the children could be accommodated. During Christmas time 2013 the whole family put work together and the dream of a kindergarten came true. In January 2014 Memory started with the first 20 children.
Two years later a bigger building was rented nearby and Memory was able to increase the numbers of children up to 60. In the meantime Steps-for-Children joined hands to also support the project. Now 60 children are getting a warm meal per day at Boomerang Kindergarten and are well cared for by Memory and three assistants. Volunteers from Germany are taken in to gain some practical experience at the kindergarten.
It is important for the future that the kindergarten can be financed by donations. But also the parents have to pay regularly a small amount. Together with you, Memory and the kids our aim is to create a place in Katutura where the kids can enjoy a peaceful childhood. Memory also takes care of about 20 school kids in the afternoon and assists them with their homework.
If you want to support the kindergarten, please donate to one of the following bank accounts:
D. Dietterle (Boomerang)
Bank Windhoek, Maerua Mall
Branch Code: 483872
Swift Code: BWLINANX
Please add as reference ‘Boomerang Kindergarten’. If you need a donation receipt please contact us. If you are planning your next trip to Namibia you can also help and take toys, pens, etc. with you and drop it directly at our office or at the kindergarten.
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