Hamburg, December 06, 2022
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Chocolate in a boot on St. Nicholas Day in Namibia? Oh dear! At 32 degrees it would have melted in no time. That's why we've developed another gift idea for our children: tomatoes and chard instead of sugar and cocoa.
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This gift is also suitable for you and your loved ones here in Germany: sustainable, delicious and healthy. Below you will find the relevant article.

I recommend the interview with Erika von Wietersheim to anyone who would like to find out more about the completely different circumstances and conditions in Namibia (see below »Successful event«). Her answers as someone who grew up in Namibia and is at home there open up deep insights into life and circumstances on the ground in the country.

I wish you a peaceful Advent season
Michael Hoppe


Organic cultivation in Namibia

Organic cultivation in Namibia
From a simple garden to organic production - the conversion to organic cultivation in Namibia at steps for children has begun. A place of learning and sharing practical experiences for steps for children and the surrounding community. We take you to the garden in Ongombombone.

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Tomatoes and chard instead of chocolate for St. Nicholas

Vegetables and Christmas (1)
Now plant a pepper and other vegetables! Here you can find out why we plant vegetables in Namibia and how you can support the social projects of the steps for children foundation with this vegetable cultivation. With your donation of 11 € you plant a seedling in Ongombombonde...

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A successful event

A successful event
On 29.11/XNUMX was our general meeting of the steps for children eV association and our first hybrid event. Because we decided to open the event to interested parties and friends of steps for children who are not members of the association or who could not come directly to the event.
It was an evening with many interesting contributions about steps and Namibia, which more than 70 guests listened to - both on site in Hamburg and online via Zoom. A successful event - because the program started with a lecture on the current situation at steps, presented by the founder of the foundation, Dr. Michael Hoppe.
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The steps for children foundation was founded in 2005 in Hamburg by Dr. Michael Hoppe founded. It now operates at eight locations in Namibia and Zimbabwe, where it is committed to improving educational opportunities for girls and boys from the poor neighborhoods. Over 3.000 children can take part in education and take a warm meal every day at steps and its partner projects.

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Michael Hoppe

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