Hamburg in March 2021
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Dear steps friends,
While we are all doing our best, have as little personal contact as possible with other people and frolic in front of the screens, the steps projects in Namibia are already open again. Even so, the children appear hesitant in the projects. A Highlight in the last few weeks was a clown show in four of our projects that we
absolutely want to enable the other projects as well. A Huge success for our Guardian Angel program and the team around Sonja Schneider-Waterberg in Okakarara: The first 3 Guardian Angel children are going to Windhoek! Another highlight of the collaboration between our projects in Namibia and Germany was an interview with Regina Ruduvini - a high school graduate from our steps homes in Gobabis. When she with strong voice started a gospel song, was that the moment when it was clear to me - with steps we enable a lot and especially educational opportunities, strong progress in personal development and thus future prospects.

Now I wish you a lot of reading pleasure and a nice, this time probably very quiet Easter weekend.
Michael Hoppe


Guardian angel children become fully fledged

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Johanna, Ndapeua and Clenda from Okakarara in front of their apartment in Windhoek.

we are very proud to Ndapeua, Clenda and Johanna, the first three steps guardian angel children who go to the Namibian capital. How it goes now with the former Guardian Angel children you can LEARN HERE!
The first Guardian Angel children go to university in Windhoek. This is a success that we would not have achieved without the team on site in Okakarara, without the caring support of the team around project manager Sonja Schneider-Waterberg. We thank you very much for that!
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It is also a Huge success for our Guardian Angel program! We were able to show that investments in education have a lasting effect and that it is possible to help children from the informal settlements to a sound education and even to study.
To enable these female students to study,
we urgently need further support.
You want to make a contribution and
our new program steps student support?
Study in the 1st year per student = € 5.000
We need 20 shares per student in the amount of 250 €
Yes, I am donating a share!
Take a look at the steps student support offer here


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The three of them were also small and have as our first guardian angel children in Okakarara started. In order to be able to accept new guardian angel children into our projects, additional guardian angels are required.

Guardian Angel Werden:

Our guardian angel children have significant higher chances of a self-determined future. 1 child with only €16 per month support!

With a smile on your face

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In the steps COMMUNITY there is the possibility to help with a small contribution so that the other steps projects can also enjoy these ideas.
The Boomerang kindergarten in Windhoek in the Katutura district, the projects in Rehoboth and Ileni Tulikwafeni in Okahandja were able to Fun Factory Namibia receive! The clown group around the initiator Jana Marie Backhaus-Tors elicited a loud laugh from all viewers and let the everyday corona worries take a back seat.

Insights into our steps homes families

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On March 18.3 we conducted a live interview online with Regina Ruduvini, high school graduate, and Jackie Sanjath, project manager in Gobabis. You can ... a spontaneously performed gospel song ...

Insights into that daily life of Regina.

A pop star on a special tour

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The German pop star and self-confessed Namibia fan Peter Wackel was on a special tour in January in two ways: On the one hand, the performances with which he inspired the people in Namibia were made with masks and distance, on the other hand, these appearances served a good cause. How he got to know us and how he supports us

Dear Peter, the steps for children foundation thanks you and the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP On behalf of the steps children and young people as well as the entire steps team, for your great support!



I was allowed to join in the last few days Heike Werner from Niessen speak. In her video blog for a good cause, the entrepreneur wants to give something back - and supports social projects with her reach.
of Love Heike Werner von Niessen,
Thank you very much for the wonderful interview!

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See you there!


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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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You can make full donations to the steps for children foundation against income tax. You will automatically receive a certificate the following month after receipt of your donation.

With kind regards

Michael Hoppe

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