Basketball Nationals: Wrap Up
Saturday, the boys and girls basketball teams made the 8 hour return trip to Kasana Children’s Centre from the National Basketball tournament. Here is an update from Tal Anderson, New Hope Academy Stallions coach.
Thursday the boys played a great game and won quite handily. All the boys got to play that game and they all did very well. By the end of the game each boy had scored at least once in the tournament!
Tal Anderson, NHA Stallions Coach and NHU Manager, shares a brief update of the National Basketball Tournament.
Hello from Mbarara! Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement.
Just wanted to give you an update on things here. We are now in our fifth day here and are really enjoying the time with our sons and daughters. We have been focusing on glorifying God in all we do on and off the court, win or lose,…Learn More
Here in Uganda, the school calendar follows the calendar year, with a convenient extended break during the hottest, driest months of December and January. Nationally, all schools follow the same term and holiday dates. Today, New Hope Uganda’s primary and secondary students at Kasana and Kobwin are celebrating the start of their first holiday of the year. Parents are meeting with teachers to receive report cards and students prepare for a month outside…Learn More
Equestrian Basketball: Regionals at New Hope
New Hope Academy basketball has enjoyed a large amount of success over the past six years, with the boys qualifying for the national basketball tournament every year since they started (2009), and the girls doing the same (starting in 2012).
On March 27th, both teams played to qualify once more. The Stallions (NHA boys) played for their sixth qualification and the Mares (NHA girls) for their fourth. The tournament was hosted here at Kasana, with seven…Learn More
IY Perspective: The Treasures Class
The first day I went into the Treasures Class (special needs) for music, I stepped inside and immediately felt uncomfortable. I didn’t know any of the kids and didn’t know how to act around them. Some can’t speak, some can’t move on their own… it was awkward for me because I had no idea what to do, how to communicate, if I should try to communicate!
When everyone was seated around the table, Hannah was…Learn More
Brick Laying in Kobwin
Avoiding the sweltering heat of the sun at Kobwin Children’s Centre is not always an easy task, but gathered under the shade of a few large trees was a group of boys with piles of bricks and “local mortar”, a mixture of dirt, sand, and water.
Meet the Kobwin Primary School vocational class. They have sessions every Monday and learn from Uncle Julius. Brick-laying was the lesson on Monday, March 2. Not including a break…Learn More
Your Kingdom Come: A Music Teacher’s Perspective
Kara Peterson, an Investment Year intern with Hannah Kusler Youth Music and Worship Coordinator, shares what God has been teaching her during her first few internship weeks.
“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done…” Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done… this is the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray to their heavenly Father, and the vision and theme for New Hope Uganda in 2015. What does praying that prayer mean on a…Learn More
New Hope Academy Bike Race
On a hot Friday afternoon, eight contestants lined up, feet on their bike pedals, ready to begin. February 20 marked the date of the bicycle races at New Hope Academy. Shortly after two o’clock, the first race began. The girls went first, along a route that runs to Kiwoko, a town a few kilometers away, and back. Following them in a car was Nancy Kirsch, the Kasana Manager, to make sure everyone followed…Learn More
Impact of Luganda Institute
Kasana Community Church started focusing on discipleship last year with staff fellowships, sermons, and Sunday school classes devoted to the topic. Growing from this focus, periodical Sunday updates have highlighted church members stepping further into a life of discipleship.
During the fall, the New Hope Institute of Childcare and Family offered its first institute taught completely in the local language, Luganda. Of the fourteen students, many were New Hope staff members as well as some community members.…Learn More
Voices of New Hope: Secondary Student
Young men and women busy at their desks, teachers writing on chalkboards, and the Ugandan flag waving proudly over the assembly area – all typical events during another school day at New Hope Academy (NHA).
With the first school term in full swing, I found several students at NHA raking up leaves on the school grounds in the afternoon shortly before the bell rang signifying the end of the day. Among these compound-cleaners was Moses, an…Learn More