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LDST - New Hope for Africa UK

Paula Dwan and Maxine Kidman from St Andrews Church of England Primary School in Maghull, part of the Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST), talk about their amazing work with the New Hope school in Uganda through New Hope for Africa UK.

New Hope School and Orphanage in Kampala, Uganda, is a non profit making charity established in 2005 with the purpose of transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Uganda.  The aim is to provide a safe and caring environment, where they will be nurtured, educated, helped to achieve their potential in life and so equipped to build a better future for themselves.  With the help of fundraising and child sponsorship, the school has grown from initially supporting 50 children in 2005, to currently having 810 pupils on the register with nearly half of the children and young people living in the school too.  Many of the young people have been abandoned and in some cases had witnessed their parents killed in ethnic genocide or dying due to HIV/Aids.


Staff at LDST have been involved with fundraising and child sponsorship at New Hope for many years and in February 2023, three LDST members of staff are travelling out to New Hope to support the staff and children.


Schools across our Trust are involved with fundraising for New Hope, helping to make sure that the children have resources, food, medical supplies etc.  We are looking forward to our fundraising day on 20th January 2023, when schools across our Trust will be taking part in a range of activities to raise more money for our staff to take over to New Hope when they visit in February 2023. 


‘For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you invited me into your home.  I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you cared for me. I assure you, when you did it to the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.’  Matthew 25: 35-36, 40

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