Pre-School: The Little Ones

If you visit the Beautiful Kidz Centre, you are likely to find a group of precious little people, either noisily enjoying the playground or seriously learning about the world around them,.

At Beautiful Kidz, we provide a Day Care Center with a safe environment for AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Their care during the day includes receiving two good meals and a quality pre-school education.

Parents and caregivers from the community submit forms for their children to attend the pre-school. Volunteers from the Center visit each applicants house to identify the families most in need. The parents/caregivers are called in for an interview and after another house visit, the final selection for the following year's intake is made.

The pre-school classes are divided according to age groups. We are four classes and five full time teachers, catering to about 80 children.

Daily Program (Monday to Friday)

07:30 Children Arrrive
08:00 Breakfast
08:15 Worship and Bible Story
08:45 Learning Activities
10:15 Snack, Teeth brushing, Play Time
11:15 Learning Activities
12:45 Lunch Time
13:00 Nap Time
14:00 Structured Play
15:00 Snack Time and Free Play
15:30 Home Time

Part of their learning includes computer classes for the oldest age groups, which take place twice a week in our computer lab.

These little ones become agents of change as their growth and development are a testimony in their community. It is a privilege to hear parents and caregivers express gratefulness for what their children receive.

Youth: Changing Destinies

In a community where drugs and alcohol flow freely, we have an opportunity to impact around 250 young people every week.

Here's what happens:

Tuesdays:

Discipleship Class

A selected group of about 20 youth attend the Discipleship Class. Their ages range from 13-18 years. The class includes Bible Studies, Prayer and discussion in small groups.
The class also reaches out into their own community through practical and spiritual activities.

Thursdays:

Youth Club (13-18 Years)

Around 50 young people get together for times of worship, a message, dramas and small group discussions. On occasion our youth leaders or visiting teams run the program.

Fridays:

Kid's Club

Around 200 children are divided into different age groups for games, worship, Bible stories and life lessons.

Saturdays:

Dance Team

Around 15 boys and girls come together to learn and create new dances that honour God. They perform at youth clubs, churches and on outreaches.

Social Eve

Around 50 youth come on certain Saturday evenings to socialise in a fun and healthy way. At the same time they are taken off the dangerous streets where there is a lot of drinking and drugs happening.

Soccer Team

Around 30 young boys between the age of 13-20 come for soccer training. The purpose of the Soccer Team is to create practical discipleship opportunities.

More Programs

Young and Pregnant

Multiple times a year we offer classes to pregnant teenage girls. They learn about pregnancy, how to take care of their baby and the value of their lives and the lives of their babies. At the same time the classes function as a social-support group, whereby the girls can learn from one another and share their stories.

Worship Band

Thanks to a generous donation we were able to buy a complete band set. Multiple times a week our band practices songs for the worship during youth club.

Computer Training

A gift that keeps giving. Thanks to a generous contribution of computers, we are able to provide computer training to everyone from the pre-schoolers, to the children from the community, to the youth that comes to home work classes, to the young mothers. For some of us, computers are part of life, for many it is still a rare opportunity.

Homework Class

The property that God provided, allows us to provide a place where young people from the community can study and do school assignments. Many houses make study near impossible, with lack of space, quietness and lack of proper lighting being three common contributors. Beautiful Kidz staff members oversee the home work classes and provide help where they can.

Afternoon Program

For those that don’t have homework or are done with their homework we provide afternoon classes. Around 100 children from grade 1-7 get extra lessons in different subjects. They also do reading and creativity.

Home Visits

Some of the Beautiful Kidz staff members do home visits throughout the year to check on the house situation of the pre-school children. We provide help where we can.

Caregivers/ Child Care Training

Broken and abusive family life is a sad reality in our community. We offer caregivers /child care training, aimed at helping young mothers. We seek to provide them with a godly, Biblical alternative to raise their children. Topics that are covered include: how children development, caring for your child, how to discipline children in a godly way, child abuse, hygiene and first aid. 

Needlework: Anusa ("Dignity")

Statement of Inspiration:

To uplift the community by establishing a self-sustaining needlework business which creates jobs and offers quality products to the community at a fair price and to raise up local leaders in our community.

In Namibia there is a very high rate of unemployment. Poverty is rife and besides that many young men and women are sick and dying – a direct effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

As we visited the caregivers of the children in our pre-school we were able to build good relationships with them. For a number of years, we provided food parcels to some of the very needy families, as well as emotional and spiritual assistance.

Because we believe in teaching people how to fish instead of handing out the fish, we then decided to start a small Needlework Project with a few ladies in order to help them to have a source of income so they themselves could provide food for their families instead of being dependent on others.

Typical African art and craft designs were incorporated into our hand embroidered work. Soon the project had many ladies that would meet and work at the Center. This gave the ladies a regular income.

For about two years we produced items for the European market, but we found that market to be saturated. This led us to do research into local markets, which showed a big demand for school uniforms in all the schools in Katutura. After our initial contact, all the school Principals were very enthusiastic about the idea of providing quality school uniforms, locally made for a better price.

At the moment we are producing school uniforms for 23 schools and this number is continuously growing. Besides that we produce tracksuits for choirs and corporate wear for local businesses. 13 formerly unemployed ladies and 1 men working fulltime in our small factory.

It is very rewarding to be able to offer work to these parents and in this way create a better living situation for the children. Instead of receiving food parcels, they are now able to go to the shops and buy their own food.