New Hope Institute of Childcare and Family (NHICF)
Preparing vessels for the Father’s service. By envisioning, training, and networking, NHICF will equip God’s people to work with this generation of fatherless.
The mission of the New Hope Uganda Institute for Childcare and Family (NHICF) is to spread a passion for the glory of God for the joy of all people through training and discipling men and women of God who will effectively and faithfully ‘bring the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless children of the world.’ By envisioning, training, and networking, NHICF will equip God’s people to work with this generation of fatherless, to give to others what they have freely received.
Birthed in 2002 by New Hope Uganda “founding fathers” Jay Dangers and Jonnes Bakimi, the New Hope Institute for Childcare and Family recently celebrated the completion of its 23th class. Over 400 students from 13 different nations have now graduated from the NHICF. The five-month course is offered twice a year. The first session runs from early January through the third week of May. The second session begins in early July and ends the third week of November.
The Course and the Experience
In the first days of attending the Institute, course leaders will tell their students that the New Hope Institute course is “a journey of relationship and transformation” and those who have completed the course will tell you that it certainly is. During the five-month course of lectures, study, and practical hands-on experience, NHICF gives a foundation from which one can move into a richly rewarding ministry in the areas of family and childcare, especially to the fatherless and the orphan. The course work is based on New Hope Uganda’s 24 years of experience applying the Word of God to the practical issues of life and ministry to orphaned children in Uganda. Each day there are opportunities to be involved in a variety of practical experiences and real-life ministry.
The course takes place at New Hope Uganda’s Kasana Children’s Center in the heart of Uganda. This on-site experience will add to the overall training, giving students a 24-hour-per-day perspective look at this ministry. Each student is also connected with a mentor to walk with through the course and all the experiences that go with it.
The accommodations are clean, near and rustic in the form of a round hut with brick walls and a concrete floor. Bathing facilities are attached to the hut and a pit latrine is located nearby. Each hut will have basic furnishings to accommodate four students or a married couple. All meals are served in the common meeting area.