We are currently setting up an animal supported therapy center for children with disabilities in Windhoek. On our beautiful farm we have four lovely dogs, two very cute miniature horses - Fridolin and Florina - , a rideable mare called Melody, two donkeys, two alpacas Puschel and Wuschel, two goats Schnucki and Putzi and lots of turtles.
In the coming weeks, among other things, we want to built different shelters for the animals and a fence for our new pool which will be used for hydrotherapy and also for the enjoyment of the volunteers. Soon a playground and trampoline should arrive at the port and we want to order a summer bobsled. Soon we will pick up the first children from the slums in Katutura so tat they can spend time on our farm - benefitting from our various therapy programs.
We would be happy if you want to spend time with our animals, cuddling them and maybe even training them a bit. You can help also with typical farm chores like cleaning the paddock, brooming the animals or giving them food and water.
Our farm is the right place for people who love the nature and animals (you can see and hear the ostriches and peacocks of our neighbour) and are interested in helping children with disabilities from very poor families in Namibia!
Remarks: Later on we will build a canteen on our farm which would cater not only for the children but also for the volunteers. But until then we would like to ask you to care for your own meals as due to COVID-19 we are also struggling a bit as donations became less. You can use our kitchen and due to this matter we only would ask you for about 3 hours help against free accomodation.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You can relax in a very quiet natural surrounding, enjoying the time with our friendly animals and learning about the difficult life of families with children with disabilities who never got any previous support. As soon as the first children will join our programm you will experience their immense happiness as a response to your interaction with them.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
During the setting-up of our farm my daugther (8) and me would be happy to enjoy your company! You may help in keeping the paddock clean - however it is easy work as our horses roam free during the day. If you are having horse skills or you are just good with dogs you are most welcome to spend as much time as you want with our animals. Help inside the farm house like cleaning or cooking is also welcomed but not mandatory. Actually we will be just happy to share stories with you and having you with us! As we are situated in a semi-desert landscape in the Khomas Highland our plants do not need much water, but if you think they feel dirsty, don't hesitate to help them out with a small bucket of water ;-)
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
Inside our red brick farmhouse we have two beautiful rooms for volunteers and guests. One huge room with two beds and attached bathroom and a smaller room with great views. We will share the kitchen and there is also a huge thatched lapa (living room) whith a typical Namibian indoor-braai (fireplace for barbecue).
Whenever we drive to town (20 km, during school time every day) you are able to join us for roaming around in Windhoek where you will find plenty of malls and shopping facilities. So if you need a break from the remote farmlife just dive into the city life. If you want to do a safari, we can drop you at Okapuka Farm as it takes hardly 10 km from us where giraffes, zebras, rhinos and crocodiles are roaming in the wild almost freely. There are also nearby hiking and riding possibilites at Elisenheim Guestfarm.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week
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