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Projekt Kleine Engel  can always use help and support for the children. For example, for current construction projects, maintenance measures or consumables for the kindergarten (toys, pens, paper, etc.).

In addition, the kindergarten teachers should also be supported and promoted (e.g. by paying for further training measures).

Your help

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Donate

The project is a purely private initiative - only a very small part of the funds is used for administration or the like (e.g. internet costs, postage, etc.). Almost everything is done on a voluntary basis. Accordingly, it is also not possible to accept and employ interns against payment.

Only with the help of donations is it possible to keep this project alive. The funds are used, for example, to maintain the kindergartens, buy building materials and pay workers to carry out the construction work (black workers are generally employed, so that other families are indirectly supported through the work in the kindergartens). The construction of the new kindergarten will also be financed with this money.

When the project was still in its infancy, the then 76-year-old Paul received particular support. He did all the work in the kindergarten and had to support a large family. Meanwhile, Maik takes over the work to be done and is actively supported by the locals with larger construction projects. In November 2009, free project funds were used to purchase a car that is used for the kindergarten.

 

Water and additional groceries such as fruit or vegetables are transported by car from Swakopmund to D.R.C, around 5 kilometers away, on a weekly basis. It is also used for trips with the children or visits to the doctor.

Mother with Twins

Projekt Kleine Engel

The project is represented in Germany at least once a year - with the exception of the two Corona years - to report on the Projekt Kleine Engel project at festivals, schools, sponsors and lecture events - and is happy about every donation for the children! In addition, the project buys products that are difficult to obtain in Namibia - for example Christmas items. These are sold for the project in Swakopmund at the Christmas bazaar - good advertising and always a success.

The question arises again and again as to whether it makes sense to initiate donations in kind. With postage costs increasing rapidly in recent years, it's not worth sending a package. For the postage costs alone, the included material assets can be bought new on site. A collection campaign in Lore and Maik Bohm's hometown led to a container transport of used clothing and toys. But due to customs, port fees, rent, storage and transport on site (who can store a container) the costs were so high that such an action is not repeated.

Since the project was founded, people from California, Germany, Switzerland, England, Austria and Norway, among others, have visited and added materials intended for donation to their luggage. These are mainly consumables such as crayons and pencils or coloring books and well-preserved children's clothing. On this occasion, the visitors got to know the supervised kindergartens themselves and handed over their "souvenirs" - a great form of donation! A good example is Peter and Niki Sattaur from England. They were so enthusiastic about the project that they decided to go shopping in Swakopmund - and significantly increased their backpack donation!

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