Charities we Support

ChariTree associates with Charity Organisations and Affiliates.

Cancer Association of Namibia

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) in cooperation with the community, fights cancer and its consequences countrywide for the benefit of all Namibians by supporting research; health education and information; care and support services. It is the distinct aim of CAN to educate the general public regarding the prevention, early detection and dangers of cancer. CAN renders a welfare service to all cancer sufferers according to established criteria.

Autism  Association Namibia is an association made up of parents, their children with ASC, adults with ASC and professionals who are interested in promoting the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorders within Namibia, and to provide a network between the various autism organisations world-wide.  Our aim is to provide support and assistance as well as training in the field of autism to parents and professionals.  In the current economic climate and with the diverse needs of various members of the community this is becoming increasingly difficult.

Autism Association of Namibia

Currently all our work is done on a volunteer basis.  We are dependent on donors and have various projects which need funding:

1:  Funding for a development officer to meet the needs of a
     growing number of persons on the spectrum.
2:  Funding for training Namibian parents and professionals
     in ASC matters
3:  Funding for building, equipping and setting up an assessment
     and support centre.
4:  Funding for resources to teach the persons with ASC.

For detailed project descriptions and / or to make a donation, please email:  autnam@iway.na

We are deeply grateful for any assistance received.

The Môreson School caters for 150 intellectually impaired learners from all over Namibia. Most of our learners come from very poor families; some are orphans, abused and neglected children.

Our school is situated in Khomasdal and we accommodate learners with physical and mental impairments. We try to teach our learners to become independent and self-reliant.

Môreson Special School

Mission: Môreson School Values An open door policy is followed. Discussion and constructive criticism are vital elements of our school culture We foster an informal, warm and caring atmosphere at school. However, this does not mean that professional boundaries are blurred Staff is encouraged to take ownership of the school The teacher is the classroom manager and responsible to impart knowledge to the class assistant, if there is one in the classroom Diversity is respected and welcomed Sharing of ideas and creativity is respected and welcomed Consultation is the key in our decision making process Keeping to time and meeting deadlines is expected. We have a high standard of work ethic. The staff will not be reminded of these expectations All grievances are expected not to borrow money from school Teachers are required to act as positive role models for the learners and the community at all times. This is referring to everything, including interactions among staff members, learners and parents.

See their FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Môreson-Special-School-for-the-Cognitively-Impaired-616932491725395/?ref=page_internal

Lebensschule, (translates to School of Life) was founded by retired nurse Kathy Hampe, born in Rehoboth and currently resides in Windhoek, Namibia. Children with disabilities are frowned upon and it is considered a curse in the culture. While working with families during her nursing career, Kathy came across many disabled children in the homes she visited. She decided that something needed to be done to include these children in the community. She founded Lebensschule to try to provide an opportunity for the children to gain an education and also provide much needed physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Kathy is always there to offer emotional support to both the children and their families.

Lebensschule Rehoboth

Side by Side Early Intervention Centre is a registered Section 21, Non-Profit organization since 2013. We provide various services and support to more than 180 children with disabilities and their families.

Side by Side employs 9 staff which include caretakers, day-care providers, home trained therapists, a therapeutic reflexologist, a social worker, and a project manager. We are also very excited about Jani Burger, an Occupational therapist who will be joining our team from January 2021.

The volunteers are a Physio Therapist, 2 Occupational Therapists, an Intern Counsellor, a Music therapist, and several German volunteers.

Side by Side Early Intervention Centre

Two of our staff members are enrolled with NAMCOL doing a certificate in ECD (Early Childhood Development). A 3rd staff member is enrolled to start in 2021.

Our vision and mission are as follows:

Through ADVOCACY we hope to strengthen services of EARLY DETECTION, EARLY INTERVENTION, AND COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION.

We believe that every child with a disability has the right to:
A healthy, educated, and informed family Easy Access to Medical Support Easy access to equipment Easy access to therapy
Social and education inclusion.

See their FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sidebysidenamibia

Dagbreek Special School

The Principal: Dagbreek Centre is a Special School school who’s mission is to provide the best environment from to according to The Ministry of  Education, Arts and Culture Namibia guidelines. We prepare students to function as entrepreneurs, workers, and citizens in a globalised world. The best State school in Windhoek.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of Namibia

Multiple Sclerosis Association of Namibia to show its supportAccording to the founder of the organization, Bianca Özcan, too few people know about the disease in Namibia. This is mainly due to the fact that one looks healthy, even if one is suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) and therefore the disease is not taken seriously. “We want to create awareness for MS so that all can recognize and treat the symptoms at an early stage,” explains Özcan, who was diagnosed with MS even at 22 years of age.Multiple Sclerosis also known as MS is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, i.e. the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. In severe cases the patient becomes paralyzed and/or blind, while in milder cases there may be numbness in the limbs.

PETWA Foundation

The PETWA FOUNDATION is a registered welfare organisation to promote the welfare and a healthy lifestyle amongst vulnerable people in the most disadvantaged communities through awareness  raising in the Windhoek district. To provide accessible and affordable health services to the most venerable people through a primary health care programme. To provide financial assistance to vulnerable tertiary students. To conduct fund raising activities in order carry out the objectives of the organisation. REG: W.O.502

Our purpose is to provide help for injured, medically ill and disabled people and provide transport with the organization’s own vehicles and professional support to appropriate medical facilities.

To respond to requests for assistance of any kind, from citizens, organizations, Institutions, healthcare and government agencies through our dedicated Emergency Coordination Centre,

To promote cooperation between health and care facilities for integrated care of the population,

To provide assistance in emergencies and disasters through the use of our qualified staff and equipment,

To carry out training to enhance Emergency Medical and Medical Care staff,

Through publications and public events raise awareness among the population on questions of social and health services, in particular with regard to the support and care of disabled, sick patients and people of any age in rescue services, in the field of youth care and social assistance to conveying,

To support disabled and dependent people and their families in need of support and care.

Located in the far north of Namibia, the Oshana SPCA in Ongwediva, Oshana Region, was established in October 2017. One of Oshana SPCA’s early successes has been their work with Town Councils. Town Councils impound stray livestock, mainly goats, pigs, cows, and donkeys, that wander into towns to graze. They require owners to pay a fine for the return of their animals. Shade, water, and food are often insufficient at the Town Council kraals and the Oshana SPCA has been tipped off about cases in which impounded animals have died. The Oshana SPCA is working with Oshakati, Ondangwa, and Okahao Town Councils to improve conditions.

Thanks to a donation from W Horn Attorneys, (a local law firm in Oshakati), the Oshana SPCA purchased a plot of land (7200 sq meters) in Ongwediva, where they intend to build the Oshana SPCA shelter. Once constructed, the Oshana SPCA will have the 1st and only shelter in the far north of Namibia.

The closest private veterinary services to Ongwediva are in Tsumeb, 300 km away! So Oshana SPCA is working closely with the state veterinarians and the Ministry of Agriculture. For spay/neuter services, the Oshana SPCA will use Have A Heart-Mobile (also an AKI Partner Organization) and private veterinary services, as funds allow.

In 1992 three mothers with Down’s syndrome children founded the
Down’s Support group in Swakopmund to establish a parent-to-
parent “helpline”.
From their own experience it was clear to them that parents with handicapped children need a lot of support, both for themselves and for their handicapped children.
Although initially it catered for children with Down’s syndrome it was soon extended to include all handicapped children.
In 1995 we changed our name to C.H.A.I.N.

C.H.A.I.N Children with handicaps Action in Namibia

OUR AIMS & OBJ ECTIVES
To initiate Early Intervention Units offering services to all young handicapped Namibian children.
To generate funding in order to bring specialists to Namibia for consultation and advice.
To provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy and family therapy.
To mobilize the parents of the children to be actively involved in their children’s development on the basis of “help to help themselves”.
To assist the children to develop to their full potential and adjust to everyday life.
To facilitate integration into the community by working with kindergartens and schools.

A HOME OF HOPE AND HEALING
THE ONLY REHABILITATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE IN NAMIBIATHIS NEW AND EXCITING PROJECT FOCUSES ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF DISABLED INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS THEIR FAMILIES

VISION
To create a Namibian society which is sensitive and aware of the challenges encountered by persons with disabilities. We want to empower disabled individuals to take control
of their lives and achieve full participation in the Living Water Village, Home of Hope and Healing Project and in the wider society.

MISSION
To challenge and remove the barriers from the environment so that people with disabilities can develop their talents. We want to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families through the provision of residential and work activity programmes with an emphasis on inclusion, full participation and independent choice. We want persons with disabilities to feel a sense of belonging, have self-respect, respect for other people, identify and developed their talents, to become independent and be able to practice self-determination.

OBJECTIVE
To provide a safe home of hope and healing for persons with disabilities and to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities in a changing world. We want to reaffirm that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.