The Promiseland Trust operates all its
projects from the Promiseland Centre in Tutaleni, a very poor suburb of Walvis
Bay. Tutaleni is characterised by very small and informal living abodes, often
comprising a single room structure constructed with a mix of brick, corrugated
roof sheeting and wood. In most cases an entire family resides at one dwelling which
do not have electricity or running water.
Although some of the children have parents,
in many instances the parents are often inebriated and spend most of their time
at the local shebeens (informal bars), or they are single parents who trust
their neighbours to look after and feed their children while they are at work.
These neighbours often never take care or look after the children who end up
playing in the streets. They also often go without a single meal a day.
From a privileged point of view, it is
nearly impossible to fathom the impact of the psychosocial distress which some
of these vulnerable and destitute children have to endure. Apart from facing
serious risks to their survival and well-being, they are robbed of their most
basic right to healthy development and human dignity.
In addition to the adverse effects of their
social circumstances, the lack of food and proper nutrition on a daily basis
also has other far-reaching outcomes.
By looking the other way we are not
changing the reality and we will be faced with the consequences in years to
"Safety and security don't just
happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.”
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Promiseland Trust have been providing
for the vulnerable children of Walvis Bay's poor communities for the past decade. We are making a difference in
their lives every day.
- Children fed every day - 2500
- Children given basic education
every day - 60
- Children being cared for everyday
YOU can also make a difference.