Africa is in crisis. Millions of lives are claimed every year by HIV/AIDS, leaving countless children throughout the continent homeless and destitute.
In Namibia, about 14% of the population are said to already be infected and about 70,000 children have been orphaned and displaced by this terrible disease. Many of these children are living in the township of Katutura in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city.
Suzanne and John Hunter, YWAM missionaries, were called by God to this mission field. Trained as Principle Approach educators, they knew that God wanted them to use the tool of Biblical discipleship to change a nation by transforming its citizens through God’s Word.
In 2005, John and Suzanne began Community Hope School with ten students where the need was seen the most- in Katutura. Community Hope School is set in the Damara location of Katutura. Katutura is still an poor all black community even 27 years after independence. The school meets at a local church building that the Hunter’s lease.
Today, it is a fully functioning primary school, ministering to over one hundred students in grades one through seven. Each day these children receive breakfast, snacks, hot lunch, a quality Christian education and, most importantly, HOPE. School staff visit homes and give medical assistance, food and counseling to those who look after the children.
Community Hope School is a ministry of Teachers for Africa , USA, and Youth With A Mission in Tyler, TX. Find out more at Community Hope School.