The Promiseland Trust was established in 2009 in Walvis Bay, Namibia. Initially the Trust was focussed on its Feeding Project where between 100 and 250 street and vulnerable children were fed a warm and nutritious meal on a daily basis. Initially food was prepared and served from a steel container, without the luxury of electricity or running water. There was no ablution facilities or an under-roof structure where children could eat their meals. The Trust then purchased a house in the area where it operates in and slowly started renovations.
Through the support and sponsorships of local businesses and the community the Promiseland Centre was established. It now offers a child-friendly and safe environment where we provide basic education and day care services to the destitute and vulnerable children of the community.
The foster care came to life as a result of the Trust’s close relationship with the Walvis Bay Kids’ Haven
. The Kids’ Haven was established in response to the dire need for a place of safety and care for children in Walvis Bay. Social workers had to deal with a high volume of cases regarding babies and children being abandoned, dumped, physically and sexually abused and children who are severely neglected and malnourished.