Name: Johanna S.
Johanna is part Kavango and part Angolan. She was born in Windhoek and still lives in Katutura with her mother, Martha, and six other people in their okambashu. A total of eight people live in their small tin home. Her father does not support the family. Her mother does not work. Johanna was sponsored for school up until this year.
Your sponsorship will provide the following:
- Yearly education and basic support, school fees paid, a uniform, school books, a backpack with school supplies, and toiletries three times a year.
- Placement in the government school system and monitoring of Johanna’s educational progress by the Centre Administrator.
- Health care, hospitalization fees if necessary, taxi or transportation to health clinic for Johanna to receive treatment and collect medication if under HIV Anti Retro-viral treatment.
- The support of the volunteer FHS Care Guardian who will monitor the Johanna’s well-being within the community and through home visits.
- Counseling, mentorship and life skill activities such as indoor games, day youth camps to build resilience, confidence, self-worth, good character, and to instill values.
- Some children will require tutoring to reach a standard where they can enter into school. Many children start school for the first time when they are 10 years of age or older. See information on why children start school late or drop out.