Location Windhoek




Suburb of Windhoek




Hereros, Ovambo, Nama, Damara


The poor district of Katutura was established in the 1950s as part of South Africa's apartheid policy. Here the black population was forcibly relocated.


Bitter poverty. Families live in tin or cardboard huts, households are set up at the lowest level.


Direction: Memory Kharuxas
History: Memory Kharuxas, founder and director, is a former Waldorf kindergarten teacher. She integrated her project with 65 children at the time on her private property and in her home. Since there is a high need for childcare in the neighborhood, she was looking for larger buildings.

Cooperation: November 2015 – December 2022
The larger building was found with steps for children and since January 2016 the rent of the current building and property (which is owned by the Waldorf school) has been taken over and secures the care costs of children whose parents cannot afford the contribution.

Effect: The foundation saves in one of the poorest parts of the city the Namibian capital, Katutura - which means "place where we don't want to live" - ​​children a place of security with daily hot meals and early childhood loving education. steps creates better spatial conditions and increases the quality of teaching through further training.

 Crèche, kindergarten, preschool, soup kitchen


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Memory, how did you come up with the name Boomerang?

I have always enjoyed working with children and also a lot with their parents. I thought if I spread and gave my love, that it would come back and make me strong, myself and the children in school.

Memory Kharuxas

Head of Project Boomerang

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