A non-profit organization which takes care of all the basic daily needs of the children: it supplies clean water, nutritious meals, personal hygiene, preschool and regular education, and spaces for play and sport.
Mammadù Trust operates in its own Mammadù Welcome Center in Namibia. Founded in 2008 it is registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and it has its headquarters in the capital city of Windhoek. It maintains regular open communications with the Ministry of Equal Opportunities and Child Welfare by exchanging visits and by sending reports and requests for technical support.
Before opening its own Mammadù Center, Mammadù Trust supported various local projects in an attempt to improve children’s quality of life by providing various means of care and support structures. Some of these structures are still supported to this day.
2009 until today – HOPE VILLAGE Orphanage
We supply the infirmary dispensary (the structure is equipped with a small medical facility) with medicines donated by tourists visiting the Mammadu Center. We appreciate these donations because medicines are costly and well above the means of a Namibian orphanage.
2009 – 2012 SOS KINDERDORF Orphanage – Mammadu Rugby Team
This is one of our most prized projects, active from 2009 to 2012: the girls and boys teams were made up of 30 boys and girls (from the 110 residents of the orphanage), age 10 to 12, often joined by other local boys and girls. The games took place every other Saturday and each season came to a close with a great award ceremony for the participants. We secured the support from the Windhoek Western Suburbs Team that trained our players and invited us to all their home games. The Rugby Team still undergoes training and plays matches thanks to the support of Namibian volunteers who cherish this project which was started by Mammadù. The project was established thanks to the CUS Sport Center in Padova, Italy which donated the sports equipment and the Elle du Plessis School which makes the rugby field available to this day.
2009 . 2011 ST. ANDREW School
School and after-school tuitions for eleven children are covered.
2009 – 2011 KATATURA Orphanage
It hosts more than 50 children and is the first one with whom we started collaborating.
Visit to a local carnival, with rides and games for the youngest kids. It was a fun day and everybody was enthusiastic. One of the boys took dance lessons and showed great promise; we supported him in this endeavor.
Throughout the year we supplied an orphanage with food. In April we contributed to the roof reconstruction for the old building to provide the children with more shaded space. We supplied chairs and tables for the younger children: now they have a comfortable place to eat and study. We organized many recreational activities such as embroidery and classes in making bead bracelets. For Easter we organized a treasure hunt which resonated through the local press. In winter we organized the collection of blankets. We provided transportation to Sunday Mass. We took small groups of children on a trip so that they could get to know their surroundings and home country. A camping trip to Sossusvlei where they could played in the sand dunes and a ound trip by plane to Etosha Park were unforgettable experiences for these children.
We secured a pair of new shoes for each child for Christmas and light fixtures for the buildings,