Kobwin Food Distribution
Many parts of Uganda experienced a first rainy season this year that was late and shorter than normal. This resulted in people’s crops not producing as well as they normally do, which means that many families have been suffering from a lack of food. This has affected the communities around both New Hope centers.
In the area around the Kobwin Children’s Centre, some people have even resorted to stealing food. Charles Ikwarit, the manager at…Learn More
Parents’ Day Family Gatherings
Inviting the biological parents/guardians of the 90 sons and daughters who live in the Kasana family groups to come for an annual gathering is a tradition for New Hope Uganda. Below are a couple reports on this year’s event, which took place on August 27th!
By Lydia Seddinda, Senior Mother
Everyone waits with expectation for this day as families prepare to receive the guardians and parents of the children. Every year it happens once…Learn More
Launching Sons & Daughters!
The Kasana family held a special celebration this month!
Fourteen sons and daughters of New Hope Uganda were launched on August 13th in honor of the successful completion of their education. From joining New Hope in primary or secondary school, they have now become young adults equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to serve and work in various fields.
The annual launch event is to recognize those who have finished their own particular courses – vocational,…Learn More
NHA Computer Lab Dedicated!
The new lab is equipped with 25 desktop computers. These will be used not only to train the secondary students but also as a resource for the staff and other New Hope Uganda community members.
The entire student body of NHA, as well as the teachers and other staff members, took part in the dedication ceremony.
Thanksgiving Sunday: Who Am I?
“Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, and of Your own we have given You.” 1 Chronicles 29:13-14 (NKJV)
The question of “Who am I?” formed the theme of this year’s Thanksgiving Sunday at Kasana Community Church. On July 10, more than 600 people gathered to…Learn More
Discipling Pastors, Impacting Communities
“From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshippers, the daughter of my dispersed ones, shall bring my offering.” Zephaniah 3:10 (ESV)
Our God indeed is doing a great work beyond the rivers of Cush (Nile), as the church in Uganda and East Africa continues to grow. As the church grows, so does the opportunity to see the fatherless brought into healthy families and to see families not creating orphans. And healthy families need healthy churches which need…Learn More
Netball Regional Tournament!
For the first time in almost 10 years, the New Hope Academy girls’ netball team traveled to play at the regional tournament in Luwero on Friday.
Michael Oburu, the secondary school headmaster, prayed for the girls prior to their departure. Ten daughters made the trip, accompanied by four staff members. During the 30-minute drive to the hosting school, the girls sang some worship songs with great gusto!
About 20 teams from schools in five districts gathered…Learn More
Radio Listeners’ Day
Cries of “Gwakke” and “Gukyusse” (“Let it shine” “and transform”) echoed around the playing fields in Kiwoko town last Saturday. About 1,000 people gathered for Musana FM’s third annual listeners’ day, an event started to build relationships between New Hope Uganda’s radio station and its audience.
Attendees gathered from several towns—north, south, east, and west—across Musana FM’s broadcast area. Some even traveled from Masaka, about 200 kilometers away (more than five hours of…Learn More
Cabins Construction Update
On the shores of Lake Victoria, Musana Camps continues to grow and develop! Over the past year, workers have been constructing the new cabins paid for with money raised during the Cabin for Kids bike ride last summer.
Four cabins have been completed and are furnished and operational. One toilet/shower house is also finished and in use!
These cabins have already added 48 beds to the camp’s capacity, bringing the sleeping accommodations…Learn More
Investment Year Update
The participants in Investment Year for 2016 are steadily making their way through the program! They completed their first internship placements at the end of April. Thankfully many of the sons and daughters had very positive experiences! Below are reports from a few of the students about their first internships, as well as a report on the second training session which took place last month.
Kenneth did his first placement at Kiwoko Hospital, just…Learn More