The 5 Pillars of Lionism
Lions from around the world fight for better diabetes relief. We run initiatives and programs to improve the lives of those living with diabetes and helping others from developing type two diabetes. Swakopmund Lions offer free diabetes testing to the public, especially the elderly.
Lions are known throughout the world for their work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness. Lions Swakopmund proudly serves their continued efforts by offering unique and impactful initiatives, like annually testing the eyesight of all Grade 1 pupils in schools at the coast.
Hunger is a problem without borders. We’re offering initiatives to help provide meals and nutrition for those in need—in hopes that one day no child will ever have to live without knowing where their next meal will come from.
We care about our planet. That’s why we’re dedicated to create a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come. From recycling programs to town cleaning drives, we’re working hard to keep the earth in its best condition.
Lions Swakopmund fundraise tirelessly to help those in need who have cancer, especially children and support the Red Cross Children's hospital in Cape Town.
What We've Been Up To
Since January 2019, the Swakopmund Lions club has provided sanitary towels to needy young girls at all 9 government schools on a regular basis.
We arrange birthday bashes for the residents of the Lions Old Age Home every three months so that they can celebrate in style!
After a devastating shack fire in the DRC the Swakopmund Lions club donated N$5000 worth of necessities such as food, soap, blankets, toothpaste etc.
As a service to the community of Swakopmund, we participate regularly in town cleaning.
We have built a playground in the DRC to bring enjoyment and laughter to young children.
We contribute towards meals and rent of needy residents of the Lions Old Age Home.
Annually we host the Spring Festival which is a delicious brunch, arranged for the residents of the Old Age Centre.
German Lions Club Bitterfeld kindly donated walkers and wheelchairs to Swakopmund Lions club which we in turn donate to needy, elderly members of the community from all walks of life.
We donated garden tools to the value of N$2000 to Westside High School for their fruit and veggie garden. It has thrived beautifully!
Swakopmund Lions club donated N$15000 towards the 'Dare to Care' project for drought relief.
We run a feeding project at the Swakopmund Primary School where we provide about 2000 meals per month, to vulnerable children.
We donated N$20 000 to Dr Basson for her needy cancer patients and N$52 000 to be used for young cancer patients from the Swakopmund community.
Annually we invite all senior citizens for an "Adventskaffee" where we have cake, coffee and enjoy carol singing.