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Find out more about some of the projects the German Embassy Windhoek has funded with a small grant in 2018.

C.I.D.S. Center

German Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Ellen Gölz cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the new facilities at C.I.D.S.
German Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Ellen Gölz cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the new facilities at C.I.D.S.© German Embassy Windhoek

The learning center “Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers” (C.I.D.S.) in Suiderhof/Windhoek received financial support of $115,188.50 (€ 6,427.93) in 2018.
A therapy room was fitted with special equipment and a soft floor covering. The children use the room on a daily basis for therapeutic exercises, which helps improve their motoric skills, balance and motion.
Different therapeutic toys were also purchased, such as medicine balls, smaller massage balls, swings and Educo discs (non-slip discs with feet, hands and arrows for balancing exercises). In addition, an interactive smartboard was procured. This helps children with limited fine motor skills to learn. Students with cerebral palsy or dyslexics especially benefit from it.

“Home iNAMi” Children’s home

The Home iNAMi Team at the inaugural ceremony together with Embassy representatives.
The Home iNAMi Team at the inaugural ceremony together with Embassy representatives.© German Embassy Windhoek

The “Especially Namibian Trust” received a financial contribution of N$ 101,323.68 (€ 6,170.75) in October 2018. With this financial support of the German Embassy, the children’s home has been completely furnished. A boys’ room, a girls’ room and a living room were set up. Furthermore, some garden furniture and equipment as well as furniture for the afternoon care - including feeding program - was purchased.Home iNAMi“ Children’s home gives eight children a safe and secure refuge. A matron takes care of the vulnerable kids and secures their daily basic needs by offering a sheltered and loving environment.

Lidar Community Foundation

Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy Windhoek Dr Gabriele Geier hands over the new equipment.
Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy Windhoek Dr Gabriele Geier hands over the new equipment.© German Embassy Windhoek

The Foundation runs a center in Damara Location in Windhoek/Katutura that takes care of vulnerable girls. Most of them have lost their parents, are homeless or teenage mothers. The funds were used for renovation, equipment and training measures.
The renovation of the center entailed the equipping of some rooms with furniture for consulting and study purposes and one room to be utilized as an emergency shelter to accommodate girls on a short term basis.
New kitchen equipment was purchased to offer baking and cooking courses for the girls on a regular basis. Furthermore, training courses on sexual health as well as on nutrition, hygiene and disease prevention are offered.

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