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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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Musana Christmas Celebrations!

Musana Camps has used Christmas as a time to reach out to the community for the past couple of years. Here are reports from the 2016 events! Church Christmas The 18th of Dec. brought much excitement to our Sunday school children as they listened to a Bible story from our guest speaker who did hands-on teaching using balloons. It was so fun for our children. Each then received their Christmas gift of new shoes or a blanket. It is a blessing to be able to give…

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