The Orphanage Orlindi – place of safety – was established in 1995 by Claudia Namises and was approved and registered by the Namibian government. Currently, there are between 28 and 35 children aged between 0 and 18 living in this house.
The Orlindi House of Safety attends to the problems of disadvantaged girls and boys. The children’s hostel defines itself as a temporary home with a familiar atmosphere. At the same time, great emphasis is put on nutrition, hygiene and education.
The focus is also put on scholastic support as well as useful recreational activities. Since some of the children have HIV/AIDS, the orphanage ensures treatment with anti retroviral medication. Some children are attending a public school in the vicinity of the Orlindi House.
There are two house mothers available for the organisation in the hostel. Within the house community, every child has to attend to certain obligations and tasks. It is the aim of the Orlindi hostel, to prepare the children for their future life, to procure them a place in a surrogate family and to help them find a way into normal life again.