Help4Nam celebrated 2nd birthday

Check this video to celebrate the second birthday and two years of achievements by our member organization Help4Nam Food Bank. This amazing video is made by Claire Collins (age 12 years).

The organization’s birthday was on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2022. The organization is set up in UK with the aim to help stop hunger in children (and their families) who live within underprivileged communities in Namibia. It operates food banks within 3 communities in: Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja. Families can access emergency food and toiletry supplies when they are in crisis, struggling to cope financially and unable to feed their children due to unemployment, ill health or other problems constraints.

For more, check out their website: https://help4nam.com.

News from members: Help4Nam

We are immensely proud and very excited to announce that Help4Nam has been selected to be part of the Anglo-American and De Beers Group employee volunteering programme, Ambassadors for Good (AfG), for the second consecutive year. The programme gives employees the chance to use their skills to help their communities and good causes that they really care about, backed by funding of £5,000 from the Anglo American Foundation. We are grateful to three employees at DeBeers that chose Help4Nam as the charity they wish to support.

We continue to help vulnerable communities in need in Namibia. One such community is in the “informal” settlement area of 7de Laan, Otjomuise, Windhoek. Smiley’s Kindergarten is run by Smiley and two assistants whom she often cannot pay due to lack of funds. Smiley aims to feed the young children (aged 1-5 years) with at least one meal a day but she rarely manages that. Help4Nam provides food supplies as often as we can to the kindergarten. We have recently also sponsored a large portable gas cooker, which they were in desperate need of.

In our efforts to support and help develop our beneficiaries so they could learn the basics of gardening and grow their own vegetables at home, Help4Nam were proud to sponsor four delegates from KF Foundation and HFN Charity Organisation who volunteered to attend Foundations for Farming Training organized by the Adonai Trust in Namibia in August.

Our application for registration as a Section21/NGO at the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) in Namibia is still in progress and we hope to be registered within the next few weeks, albeit in the name of HFN Charity Organisation as the name “Help4Nam” was not recognised or accepted by the authority. As a UK charity, having registered status in Namibia will help us to better access funding and support within Namibia itself, allow us to get tax exemption on our food purchases and hopefully give us eligibility to access social security benefits for our unemployed volunteers.

https://help4nam.com/