Feeding Scheme

Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme

The aim of the Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme officially launched on the 19th June 2015, is to promote and support nutrition projects for young children.

The Scheme is implemented in collaboration with other key stakeholders who support Early Childhood Development (ECD) in informal settlements, such as the City of Windhoek, Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare.

The Feeding Scheme provides a nutritious meal to 3000 children weekly across the regions. This unique feeding scheme has an educational component which highlights the significance of nutritious food, and of hygiene – by teaching children to wash their hands before meals.

Staff from the different divisions volunteer weekly to deliver the food to various Early Childhood Centres, thus adhering to the volunteer aspect of the United Nations Global Compact.


The Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme adheres to the UN Global compact principle to instill a sense of responsibility among its diverse internal and external stakeholders. Pupkewitz Staff volunteers and vehicles rotate weekly to distribute the food to the various ECD centers, thereby strengthening our commitment to better citizenship.

  • 24 780 meals served in three years
  • 3000 children receive nutritious meal weekly

NDP5: The NDP5 pillars applicable to this project under the social progression component is: Human Capital:

Through the Feeding scheme the Foundation extends a cooperative hand to the all-out war on poverty.

The Foundation complements its partner, the City of Windhoek, in its support to the surrounding settlements where the City supports SMEs and business, and trains teachers in Early Childhood Development.


The pillars of the NDP5 which applies to this project under the Social Progression pillars – Harnessing the Demographic Dividends

Social Development

  • Youth Empowerement
  • Intergrate marginalized communities into mainstream

Human Capital Development

  • Social Progression
  • Basic Education
  • Technical/Vocational Education and Training

Environment and Climate Change

  • Strengthen Environmental protection
  • Promote environmentally sound investments and production systems.


Economic Progression:

Achieve, sustainable and equitable growth

  • Rural Economic Development
  • Enterprise Development