This project is raising funds for belated Christmas parties for 500 orphans and vulnerable children, 100 needy children each in Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Khomas, Oshana and Omusati regions of Namibia. Each year orphans and vulnerable children in the five regions are left to fend for themselves at Christmas time either because they have no parents to provide a Christmas Party for them or are living alone because of being orphaned. This year, we will organise joyous Christmas parties for them.
The challenge is the income inequality that continues to worsen in Namibia whereby hundreds of thousands of Namibians continue to languish in extreme poverty. Most of those affected by poverty and resultant diseases are orphans and vulnerable children. These children are usually left to fend for themselves at Chrismas time. Solidarity Community Care Organisation takes care of 500 OVCs. At Christmas time, these poor children do not enjoy the happiness that comes with the festive season as others.
The project will raise funds to organise a befitting Christmas Parties for 500 OVCs in Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Khomas, Oshana and Omusatsion regions of Namibia. The aim is to bring them together at Christmas time and let them enjoy Christmas like any other families so that they can feel part of the family and the community. The Christmas party is expected to bring happiness and promote welfare amongst the children by providing them with food, Christmas gifts, Christmas Hampers and playing together.
In the long term, the project will promote happiness and welfare of the affected children and create a sense of belonging among them. They will not feel rejected by society and will keep them in a good mode to continue their studies and remain healthy. The Christmas Party of this year will be the beginning and after that event will continue in future so that the affected children can equally look towards Christmas the same as children from normal families. The project will promote togetherness.