The German Embassy Windhoek supported the Emmaus Kindergarten in Usab, Karibib with a grant of N$ 357 000 in 2023 through its micro-project fund.
The Emmaus Kindergarten (formerly known as Sunshine Kindergarten) had been established in 2002. Since then, the Kindergarten grew and through various fundraising campaigns, the dedicated principal Mrs. Amanda Bluhm was able to acquire a plot and have a building constructed with enough space to welcome more children.
The funds of the German Embassy were utilized to furnish the building with electric equipment, mattresses, furniture, as well as material to construct various play structures outdoors, water tanks. and a solar system. This increased energy efficiency as Mrs. Bluhm wanted to provide a meal a day, which for some of the vulnerable children might be the only meal that day.
On Friday 26 January 2024, the new building of the Emmaus Kindergarten was officially inaugurated during a very emotional and festive event. Dr. Thorsten Hutter, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, said that these crucial years of elementary school determines the way the children learn and develop mentally and socially. The children of Emmaus Kindergarten have ideal prerequisites, as the Kindergarten not only has a dedicated principal, but devoted teachers and support through various partners and the community.