Families Farming God’s Way

Farming and growing food crops are important parts of life in Uganda, including for the sons and daughters and many of the staff members at both of New Hope Uganda’s children centers. Below is an update on a different method being implemented at Kasana Children’s Centre this year on a small-scale basis; followed by an explanation of the rationale behind practicing agriculture at New Hope Uganda. Farming God’s Way From Segirinya Francis, Garden Supervisor Traditionally, Ugandans grow crops by plowing with oxen or with hand…

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Auntie Scovia: Given Family to be Family

When a new school year opens each February, the children in preschool are welcomed into the New Hope family by their teacher, Scovia Oundo. Auntie Scovia has been teaching preschool at Kasana Children’s Centre for 23 years! Scovia knows from personal experience how it feels to be a new child coming to Kasana for the first time. She was one of the first groups of children to join New Hope Uganda. In 1989, when Scovia was about 10 years old, her grandmother brought her to…

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Schools Begin 2017!

Voices and laughter filled the classrooms that had been empty as the schools at Kasana Children’s Centre opened for the first term of a new school year on February 6. At Essuubi Eppya Vocational Primary School (the elementary school), 255 of the 276 children enrolled attended school on the first day. Four new teachers also joined the team. Simon Katabazi, the EEVPS headmaster, said that this year his team is working on introducing a new way of teaching in the preschool classes. The classrooms are…

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Envisioning 2017

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 These verses are the source of the 2017 theme for New Hope Uganda, “To be known as His disciples.” During the days from Jan. 11-17th, the leaders held the annual conference for staff and some visitors as well. Many of the sessions focused…

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