COMMUNITY HOPE SCHOOLIS GIVING HOPE TO NAMIBIA
70,000ORPHANS IN NAMIBIA DUE TO HIV/AIDS. BUT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THAT STATISTIC.
Community Hope School
Community Hope School provides hope though Christian education to children, many of which orphaned by AIDS. in Katutura Namibia. Be a part of changing lives by partnering with us today!
Katutura, population 120,000, was an official township for black Namibians since before the apartheid time, until 1989. It is now a suburb of the city of Windhoek.
Katutura can be considered as a "real African" suburb with street markets and much happening outside. The name means "Place where we do not want to live" in Otjiherero.
Continuing risk factors of this area are alcohol and drugs in the home, sickness, disabled children, extreme poverty with several people living on one income, over-crowded housing, unemployment, crime, illiteracy, and disease.
Community Hope School
May 2016 Update
Shireen Afrikaner: 2016 Grade One Teacher
Shireen Afrikaner walked in the door one morning to apply for a teaching position. The first words that spilled out of her mouth were, "I’ve been watching your students and want to find out what you do here, these kids are so different.” “Can I volunteer?” I hired her on the spot. She began as a playground monitor and worked her way up to teaching. From the beginning, Shireen has demonstrated a purposeful attitude to teaching and to learning. Tenderness, creativity and thoughtful planning mark Shireen’s approach each day. I am proud for my grandson Alistair to be a part of Ms. Afrikaner’s class of eighteen.
To Know God and Make Him Known
Good teachers are what makes a school work. This month, Marije Puper, from Holland, who has taught grade 3 selflessly at Community Hope for the last 10 years, had to leave Namibia because she could not renew her work permit. She is moving to the U.K to take a position at another Christian school. We will miss Marije. Her shoes will be hard to fill. Many of our students wept openly at the news of her departure.
April 1, 2016: Love
We all have different ideas or experiences that tell us what love is, but what is the real definition of love? This week at Chapel Ms. Josua used 1 Corinthians 13 to describe it.