As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 

1 Peter 4:10 (English Standard Version)


Key focus area 1:

Poverty alleviation

EcSOS provides a framework for social service programmes across Namibia; actively involved in bringing social, economic and spiritual care and upliftment to communities in need.

Find out more about how this shelter is a refuge for the homeless in Windhoek: 

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Wilderness therapy namibia

(WTN) is an alternative intervention method to one-on-one of troubled youth by a committed social worker, and has been operating for the last 8 years! 

The WTN programme commences with a challenging 120km, 8 day hike in the wilderness without contact to the outside world. Different counseling techniques such as journaling and group therapy are used. Experiential lessons such as being team leader for a day and what that encompasses are all part of the 8 day hiking process. This is a task of finding inner strength, discovery of potential and personal growth. 

The 8 day hike is followed by a mentoring programme which includes participants choosing, and sometimes creating, a community service project for the needy in their own community. This journey of therapy, mentorship and positive re-integration into society spans over the course of 18 months. 

WTN aims to facilitate changes in the youngsters’ lives and assist them in the process of becoming responsible adults who add value to their community.

Find out more about this great project and upcoming hikes on WTN`s Facebook page: Click here



DiaconalDollars is a campaign where every dollar makes a difference.

By contributing a donation online, donors empower EcSOS to successfully continue its work across all 3 focal areas of: 

  • Care for the Aged
  • Child Protection Development
  • Poverty Alleviation

EcSOS aims to create a conducive environment for our programmes to thrive in. Since the 1950s, EcSOS has been a registered Welfare Organisation (W.O.8) in Section 19 of the National Welfare Act, 1965 (Act 79 of 1965) . 

EcSOS strives to develop and uphold basic standards of care at 18 faith based diaconal programmes across Namibia. This is done through the development of systems and structures that facilitate the implementation of the basic standards as well as supporting and encouraging good governance. Programmes developed are affiliated with churches, such as Uniting Reformed Church, Dutch Reformed Church, German Lutheran Church, Reformed Church and Apostolic Faith Mission, as well as the CCN and the Bible Society .


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