Christ's Hope Namibia
Christ’s Hope International Namibia has a 17-year track record of caring for orphaned or vulnerable children. As Namibians we are very proud of the fact that the organization was started in Okahandja and now includes an international footprint.
Christ’s Hope International Namibia currently have CarePoints in 4 towns with 400 children participating in our program. However, we are keenly aware of the intense need of vulnerable and orphaned children that have been increased by the effect of the Covid 19 pandemic and we hope and dream to double that number of children we care for by 2025.
Our Ministry CarePoints
In the early days of Christ’s Hope’s operations, we cared for children in orphanages. Through extensive research on best practice from experts we learned that institutional care does not work, damages children, and is very expensive yet ineffective. We changed our care program for children to a community and family-based model.
Our CarePoints are located within a community and provide a place where children can receive the material and spiritual care they need. In doing so, this ensures that orphaned and vulnerable children can live with an extended family member or in a foster family.
Oshikuku (Omusati Region) in the north of Namibia has three CarePoints.
- Oshikuku CarePoint was opened in 2013 and cares for 50 children.
- Mupewa CarePoint was opened in 2015 and cares for 50 children.
- Okapya CarePoint was opened in 2020 and currently cares for 30 children.
Okahandja (Otjozondjupa Region) in central Namibia has three CarePoints
- The Rock CarePoint was opened in 2015 with 50 children in the program. It was named “The Rock” depicting Strength, Steadiness and durability described in 2 Sam 22:2-3.
- The Ark CarePoint means place of protection and safety and was opened in 2013 and currently has 50 children in the program.
- Jerry Vurpillat CarePoint was named after a very generous donor who which hugely contributed to opening the CarePoint in 2020.
Rehoboth (Hardap Region) has one CarePoints
The Georgie Wilson CarePoint was named after the later wife of Rob Wilson, a former international board member in the UK. Georgie was a staunch supporter of the Rehoboth Ministry for years. Rob continues to support our ministry.
Keetmanshoop (Kharas Region) has one CarePoints
The Christiaan and Rita CarePoint was named after a couple from Belgium who for many years worked as volunteers in Keetmanshoop.