Month: Mar 2019

OHAMEVA VILLAGE

OHAMEVA VILLAGE

A poultry project is one of the livelihood projects at Ohameva in Okongo region. The project is doing well and there is also a garden project .

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OTWITWI VILLAGE

OTWITWI VILLAGE

In Otwitwi village a livelihood garden projects is flourishing with various vegetables that are sold to the community. The project is doing very well despite the challenge of crocodiles in the river where the water is pumped for irrigation.

Malaria Gaurdening Group in Otwitwi village

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Malaria Desk

Malaria Desk

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) Malaria Programme

Namibia is one of the four countries supported by LUCSA Malaria Programme. Malaria is still one of the major challenges especially in northern Namibia. The programme’s focusses include institutional capacity building, reduction of malaria morbidity and sustainable livelihoods. The LUCSA Diakonia Desk conducted technical support visit in February 2019 to three villages that are implementing the project.

A  Malaria community group at Eengonyo in Eenhana region purchased a plot and built a grinding room with their own resources. They later bought a grinding machine and the programme assisted them with half of the costs of the machine. The profits of this project are ploughed back into the project by providing assistance to those who need malaria treatment.

Eengonyo Malaria Group, grinding projects

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Migrants Programme

Migrants Programme

LUCSA DIAKONIA Desk conducted Community Peace Monitors training in Jabavu Soweto in South Africa. The training was attended by 25 participants from Orlando, Mofolo, Zondi and Jabavu townships. Soweto is one of the townships in South Africa that is also affected by sporadic upraising of xenophobic attacks in 2018 due to misunderstanding between locals and business owners from foreign countries. LUCSA pro actively engages communities through community peace monitors to promote community dialogues, social cohesion and peaceful co-existence of locals and foreign nationals. Participants developed action plans for their communities during the workshop. Testimonies about the last xenophobic attacks were shared at the workshop by the victims. LUCSA   through member churches is promoting a peaceful living between locals and foreign nationals in South Africa.

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LUCSA and FELM signed agreement

LUCSA and FELM signed agreement

LUCSA continues to respond to human needs and challenges through capacity building in areas of gender justice at member churches’ level. The Communion Office had a privilege to welcome another partner in this regard, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM) to collaborate with  LUCSA in the Gender Justice Programme and other future Diakonia response activities. FELM is one of the mission organizations in Finland working closely with the Finnish Lutheran Church and has worked in Southern Africa for the past 150 years mainly in the then South West Africa currently Namibia.  Its work currently covers Botswana, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

On the March 2019 LUCSA and FELM signed a bilateral memorandum of Agreement at the LUCSA Communion Office in Johannesburg. LUCSA Executive Director Rev Dr David Tswaedi signed on behalf of LUCSA and the FELM Director of Foreign Affairs Mr Tero Norjanen signed on behalf of FELM. The event was graced by the President of LUCSA Bishop Horst Muller and the Reginal Representative of FELM in Southern Africa Mr Illka Repo. The LUCSA President gave thanked FELM for extending their mission work in responding to challenges in the region. He wished this partnership to be a fruitful one and commended it to God in prayer.

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