Services

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare offers several services to support Namibian Children and Parents. The Ministry offers the following Services

After School Centre

The After School Centre specifically focuses on disadvantaged children such as street children and children from economically challenged families and communities in Windhoek. The After School Centre is born out of the realization of the plight of the street children of Namibia and its fully administrated under the auspices of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child welfare.

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Namibia Children's Home

NCH

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Psychosocial Support

Psychosocial Support

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Grants

Maintenance Grant

Maintenance grant is financial assistance that is given to a parent with a child(ren) that are under the age of 18 whose spouse has died, this financial support is for the care of children.

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Special Maintenance Grant 

Special Maintenance grant is financial assistance that is meant for Children living with Disabilities to help improve the living standards of these children

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Foster Care Grant

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Old Age Grant

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Disability Grant

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Income Generating Activity Fund

Income Generating Activity Fund

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Community Development/Women Empowerment

Community Development/Women Empowerment

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Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

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Homes of Safety Allowance

Homes of Safety Allowance

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Food Bank

This programme is aimed at addressing the urban and peri-urban   poverty (inclusive hunger). It distributes food and non-food parcels to persons with an average household income of less than N$400 per month. The number of   beneficiaries currently stands at 76 818 persons which translates into 17 879 households.

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Donation Account

An account developed to receive financial donations that can be used to address the poverty related issues in Namibia. There are certain criteria attached to it therefore not any person can benefit from it. Some of the projects that can be assisted through the account include:

  • Payment for the construction of shelter for destitute persons
  • Construction and improvement of sanitations and water supply facilities for the poor and affected communities
  • Community projects aimed at alleviating poverty, etc.

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Required documents

Some of documents needed for applications to our Services can be obtained at the following Government O/M/As:

  • Ministry of Health and Social Services: Health records and medical records
  • Ministry of Education: School fee exemption and school reports
  • Ministry of Justice: Court orders for placement in foster care or a place of safety
  • Ministry of home Affairs and Immigration: All Relevant Namibian Documents, such as, Birth Certificate, Death certificate, Marriage Certificate and Identity Documents (ID)
Awareness Campaigns
  • 11 February
    Safer Internet Day
  • 08 March
    International
    Women's Day
  • 10 June
    National Disability Day
  • 16 June
    Day of the African Child
  • 30 July
    World day against Trafficking in Persons
  • 09 August
    International Day of  the World's Indigenous People
  • 28 September
    Day of the African Child
  • 25 November
    16 Days of Activism Against GBV 
  • 10 December
    International Human Rights Day/Namibia Women's Day
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