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Power of locals

That is the plan: responsibility for steps to hand over projects in Namibia more and more into the hands of the locals, As a result, we and our National Coordinator are then only available as consultants and contacts.

Jackie Sanjath

Welcome Jackie! We are lucky to have the new power lady Jackie Sanjath in Gobabis Management of the carpentry and administration to greet. She has had it for about a year Responsibility for the guest house and won us over with their expertise. Business plans and tenders are no stranger to them and overnight guests like to come back to Gobabis.

Markel Xamses

Markel looks after, encourages and challenges Guardian Angel Child. She has passed the computer driving license (ICDL test) and runs the computer school. Now she's also taking over Accounting and Management. She grows into the management role at Otto Xamseb House and is constantly evolving.

Milly Bock

Since 2018 Milly has been one reliable cooperation partner by steps for children. In addition, she was always at Markel's side with questions or larger projects and worked together with her, supported her with advice and action and passed on her accounting expertise. 

Unfortunately Melvyrine Bock on June 28, 2021 died after severe Covid illness. We miss her as an active partner at steps for children and leaves a big gap that we cannot fill.

Meme Kauna

Kauna is one very dedicated woman - not only in her project, the community is also close to her heart. And that's why it is now Okahandja City Councilor. Congratulations dear Kauna, we look forward to working with you in the future.

Garden management and Finance

Hendrik Moroso and Cecilia Munago

We're glad, that since February the garden has been taken over by Hendrik and we can look back on a successful harvest. Once a week he comes from Otjiwarongo to implement further ideas. Cecilia keeps an eye on costs, works in the garden and also drives along to sell the vegetables.

Office team

Sussie Nganjone
Eveline Ketjivandje

To a really great office team In Okakarara, project manager Sonja Schneider-Waterberg can rely. Under Sonja's guidance, you not only organize all matters in the office, you are also the contact person for social workers, colleagues and students, organize regular processes and take care of team communication.

Head of the Otavi project site


Exeldra, the excellent "childminder" and excellent caregiver, makes her home available to all children every day. In this small group size, there was the opportunity to meet all year round and solve the school tasks together. A great group that grows together more and more every year, supports and motivates each other.


Take a step

The steps song was created with many steps children in Gobabis with the singer Eva Keretic!

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