SIAMA Children Namibia (SCN) is a Dutch foundation dedicated to the underprivileged children in Namibia. Namibia is a poor country with big problems. AIDS rates increase by the day and are so frightening that the next two generations have major problems. Unemployment is around 40%, leaving many families have little or nothing to eat. For many disadvantaged children of Namibia a very rosy picture of the future. To make a difference in the lives of some of these children have Loek and Ada Schuit, Theo Möllers and Betty Ruygrok bought a piece of land with an old farmhouse in 2003 in Omaruru, a village 240 km northwest of the capital Windhoek.
SCN has worked to rebuild the farm in such a way that it could be registered as a children’s home. On January 11, 2006 we were able to open our doors to the first children. We catch children (now 15), providing them with shelter, food, clothing and, if necessary, pay school fees. By opening a children’s home to follow these children’s education, they will grow up in a loving environment and they get to eat healthy. For these children this means a chance for a better future.
Our children is a kind of boarding school that specifically focuses on the care of disadvantaged children who attend school in Omaruru and do not live at home.
The tax authority has designated the Foundation for Children Siama Namibia as General Benefit Institution (ANBI ). From January 1, 2008 donations to charities are deductible from taxable income if the institution is recognized by the tax authorities as ANBI.
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