Usakos Needy Children Support Organization
UNCSO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization striving for a better environment for the children in the community of Usakos.
The project takes place in the small town of Usakos, Erongo, Namibia.
We care for orphans and vulnerable children whose extended families do not have the means e.g. financially to take care of the children.
With great engagement we do everything improving the livelihood of the needy children for a better and prospective future.
The project is supported by donations and realized through the project coordinator Mrs. Marianne Izaaks and the great support of volunteers.
Short news from UNCSO
We reach the end of our last school term 2016. It was a hard and difficult term for all of us but we have managed to meet all those challenges. Our beloved country is facing its most severe drought in more than 25 years. The water crisis continues and more people in Namibia are suffering because of water shortage and facing food insecurity because of the devastating drought.
We also lost one of our beloved mothers in the centre. Late Lena joined UNCSO in 2008 and was the first cooking and cleaning woman. Until her death she was the supervisor in the kitchen as well as our needlework department. We will miss her. May her soul rest in peace. We want to thank everyone who assisted and supported us during this time of grief.
Last but not least we want to extend my gratitude to all volunteers, their families and Ingrid and August Pfannkuchen, as without you it would not have been possible. Also a special thanks to DNG and their entire team for your support and assistance. Also very special thanks to HILFE NAMIBIA for their support.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
I’m looking forward to another year with new challenges and active, lovable volunteers.
For now I would like to wish all a well, lucky and prosperous year 2017!
Yours Marianne Izaaks
Center Work Lena 2009 Marianne and Lena
The new management team consists of Mr. Eriki Simeon, chairman, his deputy Mr. Izak Izaaks, financial manager Mr. Evaristus Muyeghu,
the secretary Mrs. Pamela Simeon, the representative of the parents Mrs. Johanna Khaises the representative of the school Mr. Kham and
not least the project manager Mrs. Marianne Izaaks.
Our special thanks go to our new colleagues, who voluntarily work for UNCSO during their free time. We are looking forward to a good and confidential cooperation.
A big thanks from Christian Wilken – volunteer at the second term 2014
I miss Marianne’s powerful style of speaking Afrikaans to a child’s parent and translating it afterwards in English for us volunteers.
I miss small Usakos with its supermarket, the treehouse restaurant with its delicious burgers (in case there are buns), the butchery just around the corner with its great biltong.
I miss the view to the old water tower and the steam engine in the city center, which seem to melt under the hot sun.
I also miss our tour guide Hannelie and the kind Andrew, who both showed us some of the nicest places of Namibia. Thanks to Marianne we got to know these two outstanding persons. All these memories are irreplaceable and now when I look back at this essay it actually helped to freeze them in my mind.
Thank you Marianne and thank you Agnes, Loloki, Elisabeth, Selma, Hope, Melody, Natasha, Sally, Bibi, Michael, Michelle X, Michelle E, Desi, Palomida, Markus, Margret, David, Steven, Jack, Denzel, Jenny, Chaminda, Cherolda, Frieda, Jakob, Chantel, Rejoice, Rauna, Jan, Frans, Stanley, Andreas, Amor, Martha, Andreas, Pomwene, Alison, Innocent, Taleni, Aletha, Glenda, Grace, Shoudin, Lukas. Thank you so so much – It was just amazing.
For every one who considers visiting the UNCSO to collect a smile from so many special kids and a strong woman, I just can recommend to hit the road as soon as possible. It’s worth it.
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