"A Father to the fatherless, a Defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families."
New Hope Uganda’s Kasana Children’s Centre was established in 1988 in the heart of the Luweero Triangle with the purpose of "bringing the fatherhood of God to the fatherless." Currently, over 50 Ugandan, North American, and British staff daily and practically demonstrate the Father’s love to abandoned and orphaned Ugandan children. While over 120 children live on site, more than 200 orphaned children living with relatives or obliging neighbors in the surrounding villages join the boarding students each day in receiving a Christ-centered education, food, clothing, discipleship, and love.
On the center’s main site, the 120 boarding students are divided into seven families each living in their own "village" with their own new "father" and "mother" (Ugandan staff members who become parents to these formerly fatherless children.) In addition to the seven family villages, the main site also serves as the home of all of the center’s staff, a clinic, Hope House (a home for abandoned babies), Esuubi Eppya Primary Vocational School, New Hope Academy (a secondary school), Kasana Community Church, and New Hope Institute for Childcare and Family.
Around the world, the number of fatherless, orphaned, abandoned, neglected, and hurting children is growing at an alarming rate. In the world’s eyes, this is a hopeless tragedy. But, by the grace of God, and the valiant actions of His people, this hopeless tragedy can be transformed into an unprecedented opportunity to reach children for the kingdom of God for the generations to come. In response to this ever-increasing need and opportunity, New Hope Institute for Childcare and Family was opened in May of 2002 to train and equip men and women to bring the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless. In a four-month course of lectures, study, and practical hands-on experience, NHICF provides its students with a foundation from which they can move into a richly rewarding ministry to the fatherless and the orphan.
New Hope Uganda also provides a secondary education for those children who have completed their primary education and whose age allows them to continue in academic studies. The New Hope Academy currently provides Christ-centered quality education to more than 50 students between 7th and 10th grade (Secondary 1 through Secondary 4). The staff at NHA seek to add to the Christian foundation that was given to the students in the primary school by focusing all spheres of study on the lordship of Christ, instilling a diligent work ethic in their students, and maintaining high academic standards. In addition to their academic studies, each of the students is also trained in practical agriculture and business skills. As part of their training in self-sufficiency, the students contribute towards their own school fees by growing and marketing bananas and vanilla (receiving instruction and assistance at every level of the planting, growing, harvesting, and marketing process).