Dolam Children’s Home still going strong.
To give the children an even more well-rounded life, they have spiritual sessions where they read the Bible and pray, but they make sure they do not force a specific religion on the children. Nesindano Namises said they get most of their fund from a Trust that they have or from the “Friends of Dolam”. “Anyone can become a “Friend of Dolam” by donating in anyway that they can and even by volunteering.” She said that most of the people who volunteer with them are foreigners and that they would love to have more lcoal volunteers. She also emphasized that they need mostly volunteers who will be able to help the older children with homework, play with the younger children and in general be mentors to the children. One of the Home’s biggest challenges is lack of space. Nesindano Namises said they would love to cater for more children and for the children to have a bigger back yard, but since the Sam Nujoma Stadium was built, they can not expand even if they want to. “All the help we may get, be it financial, the handing over of gifts or even just time from individuals and companies, is highly appreciated” she said.