Orphan Care

Early Adulthood

The Early Adulthood office at New Hope Uganda oversees the discipleship and education of our sons and daughters who have completed their education at our on-site schools.

Typically, children transition into Early Adulthood when they complete ‘Ordinary’ levels (10th grade) and begin Investment Year. Following their Investment Year, they pursue higher education away from the Kasana or Kobwin locations, but are still under our care.

Other children who are less academically inclined join Early Adulthood sooner by taking a vocational training track before completing ‘Ordinary’ levels.

Either way, the Early Adulthood staff work closely with the sons and daughters in their care to continue discipling and guiding them as they grow into young men and women. The staff also help the students select the type of training they want to pursue. We have young adults studying in many fields, ranging from motor vehicle mechanics to medicine or catering to accounting.

An important aspect for sons and daughters who are part of Early Adulthood is learning to take more responsibility for themselves. As a result, they and their families are strongly encouraged to contribute financially towards their education at this point. While most of the costs are still covered by sponsorship donations or our scholarship fund, paying part of the cost helps our young adults to take more ownership of their future.

The path for each son or daughter in Early Adulthood is unique. Some take a year or two in a vocational course, while others complete high school and perhaps go on to university. Our goal is to help all our young adults reach a level of education where they are able to support themselves on their path to becoming God-fearing, productive members of society.

Each year, we hold a Launch Day when we celebrate the sons and daughters who have reached that point and are ready to leave our sponsorship program.

The cost of education for the sons and daughters in Early Adulthood is naturally higher than for those studying at our own schools.

Sponsor one of our early adulthood students.

Invest in the Early Adulthood scholarship fund.