Girl child after Lockdown

Katrina Maria
Posted November 10, 2020 from Namibia
Women in community supported Garden
Women in community supported Garden: Members of the DRC informal settlement Swakopkmund that have been supplied with seedlings by Dantago Women and Youth Development Association (1/2)

Good morning my sweet sisters 

It was a long long time since I write to you. But I follow your stories very closely I love them all. Today I come to you again for some advice and leading. We have in Namibia in our region Swakopmund and Walvisbay Coastal Towns

a total lockdown of 6months it was scary.No schools for all months. Parents lost jobs. but we continue helping where we can by collecting and giving out food and necessary help and education which we also dint know it was new to us.

We pray Cry in secret and the next morning we stand up and continue.

we in the meantime start making Gardens for each person we give a food parcel for. Our biggest problem and challenge is the teenagers are very affected. Both sexes boys and Girls.so many girls fall pregnant . Gender-based cases increasing so also sexually abuse and prostitution our young people in the Informal settlements are in big danger.

We are planning a workshop for girls AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. How can we get funds quickly just to set up such a workshop? In a small place where they can also overnight. We only need US 2000.0

Much love and Strongs from Namibia

 

 

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Nini Mappo
Nov 10
Nov 10

Hello Katrina,
It's great to read of your community initiative and all that you are doing to help women and their families cope with the effects of Covid-19 on society and their communities as best as can be. It has brought many challenges indeed, but we keep doing what we can, look after ourselves and each other, and hope for a better day, and you are your group are doing that brilliantly.
All the best with sourcing funding for the workshop.

Katrina Maria
Nov 11
Nov 11

Thanks Nini Mappo for ur comment we are sure u share with friends.
from Namibia the land of the bravery.

Edith Ijeh
Nov 11
Nov 11

Dear sister.

I am so happy about you helping woman to get along throughout the difficulty of covid-19. I wish you better days ahead

Katrina Maria
Nov 12
Nov 12

Good morning
how are you and thanks for the responses but how can I raise funds on this platform or did you guys know other platforms.
have an greate Day

Beth Lacey
Nov 12
Nov 12

I wish you muck luck with you workshop

Katrina M Garises
Nov 12
Nov 12

Not yet funding start stress

Katrina Maria
Nov 24
Nov 24

almost 4000 thousand girls in our Country become pregnant during Lockdown mostly in the Rural Areas. We need todo Workshops and training on teenage pregnancies. What a Challenging moment Covid-19.Just any advice on raising funds. Our Main Holidays also start soon in December our Town is at the Coast and very popular Holiday destination we also feel to have Beach Education on Covid-19 and teenage pregnancies.

Katrina Maria
Nov 29
Nov 29

thank you my Worlpulse friends I know it is not easy but until now we have not even one dollar raise is there any method we can use. but yesterday Saturday I have a workshop with wonderful Mothers to talk about the Daily issues and challenges during Coronavirus and.

Kabahenda
Dec 01
Dec 01

Hello Katrina,

Thanks very much for sharing your great story. It is great that yo are not just feeding the community but also teaching them to feed themselves by making gardens for them.

It is extremely disheartening to hear about the cases of unintended pregnancies of the girls, and I wish you all the best in securing funding.

But how about starting from where you are with what you have. Why not talk to the families that you are growing garden for, and educating the girls in these families about sexual relations and how to avoid pregnancies.

How about involving the parents in your communities and start by involving them in the safety and protection of their girls and boys.
Good luck.

Katrina Maria
Dec 01
Dec 01

Thank you so much yes We used every opportunity to talk to the Parents and community.But having the youth together from different cultural will spread the word and I believe they can influence each other.thank you so much

Adanna
yesterday
yesterday

Dear Katrina,

Nice pictures. I like the idea of making gardens for each person. It made me smile :)

Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing.

Love,
Adanna