• Eingang des Kinderheims

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  • Im Garten kommen alle zusammen

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  • Kinderheim, im Garten 2

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  • Kinderheim, Malen

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  • Kinderheim 4

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The childrens’s home was opened in 2007, in the same building as the Center of Hope Two was housed in back then. We couldn't build on the land, which we were supposed to receive from the municipality because of the resistance from the inhabitants. They didn't want to have any Aids infected children in their vicinity. Back then, we were only left with the option to build another floor on top of the existing hospice.

Today the children’s home is located in a detached one-family dwelling, the gardens adjoining the land on which the two centers are built. The children’s home can accommodate up to 50 children (offering 20 bunk beds and 10 beds for babies or toddlers). A large living room provides ample space for playing as well as for doing homework. Covered open air patios grant enough room for the children to play and dwell even throughout the rainy season. The lovely large garden with its many large, old, shady trees is a huge plus factor and an ideal play area.

We accommodate and care for children from early infanthood to young adulthood. The children go to school and have the opportunity to receive a vocational training or to study further. The goal is that they can provide for themselves once they have left the children’s home. Recently we employed a psychologist who mainly works with the children, but also with the staff and the patients to help them to cope with their terrible past endeavours.

A pedagogue also belongs to the team. She helps the children with their homework. Thanks to the elderly people living in the Center of Hope Two the children have found in them new grandparents and vice versa. This makes both the children and the elderly people happy. We celebrate Christmas, Easter and many other occasions, creating nice memories and also always providing something to look forward to. On Wednesday afternoons volunteers come to play or do handy craft with the children and from time to time they organise excursions either to the sea, zoo or they visit a factory. We believe that despite their previous tragic experiences we enable the children to lead a happy childhood with us.