In 2019, Osino organised a regional early childhood development (ECD) training initiative in collaborate with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. Thirty-two crèche caregivers (educarers), most of whom run small crèches in informal settlements across four town in the Erongo Region, were trained over a seven-week period. The Namibian government has made ECD a development priority.
Have-a-Heart provides free dog and cat spay and neuter services to pet owners with low or no income. The organisation’s goal is the humane reduction of the number of stray animals, thus eliminating the need for mass-euthanasia whilst improving the health and welfare status of township dogs and cats. Dogs and cats are also vaccinated and treated for parasites, which has health benefits for animals themselves, as well as human communities and local wildlife populations.