Namibia

According to the World Bank, Namibia is just one of nine countries in Africa considered as upper middle income, but poverty is still prevalent with extreme wealth imbalances. Namibia’s poverty rate is 32 percent with an unemployment rate of 29.6 percent. Poverty in Namibia is acute in the northern regions of Kavango, Oshikoto, Zambezi, Kunene and Ohangwena, where upwards of one-third of the population lives in poverty. HIV prevalence in the country is 16.9 percent.

The Salesians of Don Bosco have been active in Namibia since 1998 and work in Rundu, the country’s second largest town. The number of homeless youth and AIDS orphans in Rundu is growing steadily. The country is one of the five in the world hardest hit by HIV/AIDS.

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Build orphanages & shelters for homeless yout

There is a Don Bosco Hostel for boys at the Shambyu St. Joseph’s Catholic Mission and village in the Shambyu kingdom in Kavango East. The mission was founded in 1930 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is staff by two native pastors, Father Berthold Mukongwa and Father Michael Murongo. The mission also has a clinic and a Marian House Hostel for girls

Provide youth centers & safe activities

The Don Bosco Youth Center is situated on a two-hectare piece of land, where it takes in children and older youth from the poorest communities in Rundu. The center consists of a large multi-functional hall, a kitchen and bathroom facilities. Children are able to play, access healthy food and use the bathroom facilities. Rehabilitation programs and family social workers help children connect with their relatives in order to reintegrate them back with their families, when appropriate.

Provide clean, safe water

More than 600 youth attending the Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu have access to clean, safe water thanks to the installation of a new water tank funded through donations to Salesian Missions. The project is part of Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” As a result of this donation, Salesian missionaries report that the water situation has improved. Water is running most of the time and there has been an improvement in the hygiene of youth. In addition, youth programs are no longer interrupted because of water shortages.

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Provide Breakfast and Lunch for Poor Children

Country: Namibia

Date Added: August 23, 2019
Country: Namibia*

Purchase food and supplies for on-going program = $32,424.00

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