Hamburg, August 28, 2023
there is a lot going on at steps for children in Namibia - and there were just holidays there! Nevertheless, a lot has happened in the Namibian winter.
For example, we can report on team workshops in Gobabis and Okakarara. In Zimbabwe we are looking at the successes we have achieved and are campaigning against child marriage with a new project. Besides that we would like to recommend the upcoming steps event to you.

© Martin Steimann

The steps team wishes you pleasant reading on these summery days - at least in northern Germany.

Michael Hoppe


We train and invest in team building

The Namibian winter months could be used for workshops and team building activities at some steps locations. Project managers and employees networked with each other and organized a joint meeting at the founding location.


Promote sustainably - steps students

Guardian angel teacher Manfred Haoseb from Gobabis teaches his protégés with a lot of creativity. He encourages them to study for school and stay with it, he takes care of them when questions arise or when they need help. Thank you Manfred!
The older steps guardian angel children need new school backpacks.
There are no cupboards or hooks in the schools to store school bags, so they lie on the dusty concrete floor or in the sand and break very quickly.
A total of 54 pieces are required.
A school backpack costs €25

The blankets have arrived - THANK YOU!

We thank you very much for the warm winter blankets that have arrived at the children and keep them warm. So the Namibian winter nights, which sometimes reached -8 degrees, could be spent warm.


Successes of steps for children in Zimbabwe

Successes of steps in Zimbabwe

©Plan International and Stiftung Hilfe mit Plan

We can look back on the successes of steps in Zimbabwe and come to the realization that we want to continue. Since 2017, we have been promoting education and income-generating measures in cooperation with the Aid Foundation with Plan and Plan International. We would like to share the successes of the previous cooperation with you: Successes in the province of Manicaland - new construction and equipment of four...


Protect girls from child marriage

©Plan International and Stiftung Hilfe mit Plan

In June 2023 we renewed our commitment in Zimbabwe and support a project to empower girls! This time the project is located inland, in Kwekwe. With access to Education and professional future opportunities strengthen we the independence and self-confidence of young girls and
Women. With educational work and prevention of violence, we demand that the adults in the community take responsibility, protect children's rights and not accept sexual abuse.
According to the UNICEF report, the area of ​​the Midlands Province, in which the project region Kwekwe is located, takes fifth place in the frequency of child marriages - in this region 31 percent of girls married before the age of 18.
Unimaginable - we think. That's why we're working together with Plan International and the Hilfe mit Plan foundation to stop child marriage!

450 € is the cost of one awareness campaign
to child marriage and early pregnancy
With which programs do we do this and with whom do we work together?


Actions of our supporters in favor of steps

Together with customers for steps - march2success

The experienced consultant Falk March donates together with his customers to his still young company march2success 2% of its monthly proceeds to steps and is thus committed to children and young people from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds in Namibia.
Dear Mr. March, we would like to thank you very much for your broad-based commitment to steps for children, which you implement at different levels!

Join now: Yoga for a good cause!

You can find a wonderful idea to become active and get involved with Birgit Janssen: In a short interview, Birgit gives more information about the course and tells about her motivation to work for steps for children.

Dear Birgit, we would like to thank you and your course participants for the support through the yoga class in favor of our steps children, which has already raised a proud three-digit sum.

Sewing machine arrived in Namibia

A sewing machine from Hamburg recently reached the steps sewing shop in Okakarara! - with our dedicated volunteer and former volunteer Lisa Bartels. So the sewing machine could be safely transported in a free space in the suitcase ...


Celebrate your birthday with steps for children

Celebrate your birthday with steps for children
Celebrate your birthday with steps for children! Ask your birthday party guests for donations instead of gifts. This is how you help young people in Namibia to get a chance for a future worth living through steps for children. We've put together a few points...


Intern wanted

We are looking for an intern who is ideally doing an apprenticeship in event management or is completing a similar degree. We have practical experience – we offer the implementation of your own events. If you are interested and want to forward it, here is the detailed job description:

Hybrid event including general meeting
Support association steps for children eV


This year's general meeting of the steps for children association will take place on October 25th and again for all interested parties who are not in the association are open. In addition to a presentation of the developments in the steps facilities on site in Namibia, there will be other program items - stay tuned!
Rudolf Steiner House in Hamburg
on March 25.10.23th, 18.00 at XNUMX p.m.
Thanks for your interest!
We would be happy if you forwarded this newsletter
to interested parties and friends.
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The steps for children foundation was founded in Hamburg in 2005 by Dr. Founded by Michael Hoppe. She now works at eight locations in Namibia and Zimbabwe, where she is committed to improving educational opportunities for girls and boys from the slums. Over 2.000 children can take part in education every day at steps and the partner projects and eat a warm meal.

Hamburger Sparkasse, account: 1238149726, bank code: 200 505 50
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Donations to the steps for children foundation can be claimed in full against income tax. You will automatically receive a certificate in the month following receipt of the donation.

With kind regards

Michael Hoppe

Steps for children foundation
Bramfelder Str. 77
22305 Hamburg
T +49 (0) 40 389 027 - 88
F +49 (0) 40 389 042 - 86

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