How our commitment started:
The association arose out of the desire to make the one-year voluntary service at the DRC School Project & Community Centre more sustainable. We wanted to support the school project materialistically and financially in the long term so that the free educational offer for children and young adults would continue to be accessible. It was also a matter close to our hearts to support Tangeni Shilongo and to follow the family’s path. Later we started our OPEN DOORS scholarship programme and had to start a national COVID-19 emergency aid due to the pandemic.
We were overjoyed to see how from the initial wish to help on a small scale, an enormous willingness to donate developed. We have grown continuously and were able to implement many sustainable projects together with and for the people in Namibia.
Construction of a wall surrounding the DRC school project to protect the children
Buying & upgrading a ship container: construction of a library
Construction of a playground: seesaw, swing, slide
Launch of a fruit kitchen: weekly distribution of fruits and vegetables
Launch of our OPEN DOORS scholarship programme
Purchase and installation of a ship container: construction of a kitchen
Renovation and extension of existing sanitary facilities
COVID-19 Emergency Aid: nationwide food supply in Namibia
Start of the idea “OPEN DOORS Education Centre” and application for property
Acquisition of the 1,886 m2 plot and visualization of our idea.
Receipt of final approval for construction. Completion of construction planned for mid-2024.