Jingle bells of hope

Hope Village in Katutura hosted its annual ‘Secret Santa Shoe Box’ on 1 December at its premises.

03 December 2019 | Youth

Justicia Shipena



Founded in 2007 with six children, the village is a long-term placement facility that has the stamp of approval of the child ministry.

The event was aimed at highlighting the plight of less-privileged children as well as getting people to remember them during the festive season.

Marietjie de Klerk, founder of Hope Village, said they endeavour to help each child reach his or her full potential educationally, psychologically, emotionally and physically.

“We give them the opportunity to go to school, do sport, arts and crafts.”

De Klerk said they currently have 95 children under their care. She added they are striving to give hope to all the children for their future, and make them feel wanted during Christmas time.

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