What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Many children progressing toward adulthood and showing their loyalty toward the foundation, while adults are also involved.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
More and more children entering young life and adulthood as project participants and leaders.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Government lethargy, social stratification and lack of understanding from the international community; we have to keep on informing, advocating and caring as best as we can. The Namibian society is one of the most stratified in the world, due to its historical legacy. This constructs a glass ceiling through which certain sections of society can hardly break. Our program provides a bridge, a door and an instrument of reconcilation, sometimes an eye opener, so that the best in children and their families may come to the fore. We therefore have to find ways to stay growing, because the success of our work depends on long term growth and personal change.
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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
Our organization started in one of the seemingly most hopeless places in the world, a setlement of people uprooted from their cultures, workplaces and birthplaces, a diverse community where tribes couldn't speak each other's languages, an unemployment rate of 90% and HIV/Aids rate of 30%. INside this community, some friends did small things, which taught us the value of small, bit strong, in initiatives. Caring came naturally for our original members, but they fought a lonely battle - till we realized, we can do it together, with all resources put together, all in one program - it was "Light for the Chilren!". From that moment, all we did was to retain our original idea and expand on it.