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 History 

How it all started

Piet and Pita started taking in abandoned and abused children in their rebtal house in Kampala. Soon, the number of children who needed a safe place became so large that the building became too small. Preparations were made to move to a larger compound, and in 2006, Piet, Pita, and their children found their new home on a large piece of land just outside the city of Mukono.

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Left: The rental home in Kampala. Center and right: The children's home under construction.

When the youngest children grew older, we decided to build Family Units, so that we could offer them a family life that is as normal as possible under these circumstances. Some of our own children have already reached a point where they can stand on their own to feet.We have also succeeded in placing hundreds of children back with their own families or with adoptive parents in Uganda.

When we founded the New Horizon school, it only consisted of a nursery (kindergarten) school and primary (elementary), but today our New Horizon schools offer a complete educational program from nursery school up to vocational secondary education (high school with practical subjects). In addition to the children from our Children's Home, the classrooms are filled with hundreds of children from the surrounding villages, many of whom come from the poorest families. None of these families could afford the school fees, but their children are still able to attend our school thanks to our sponsorship program. The school has grown with the children and in 2018 the first group of students from our high school graduated.

 

Our medical clinic cares for the children, students and staff living on our grounds, but also for the members of the community around Noah's Ark. The main focus of our clinic is on mothers, children and malnutrition, but we also offer affordable, high-quality general health care.

Over the years, hundreds of unwanted, abandoned or abused children have found a loving home in our Children's Home, where they receive the love, care and attention that every child deserves.

Through the years

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A bird's eye view of Noah's Ark

The future

Our mission and our work will not cease. We will continue to provide safety and love to children who need a home. We hope that our children will one day start their own healthy family and that they will succeed in breaking the cycle of poverty, indifference, and abuse. For our New Horizon graduates, we have the ambition that they will go out into the world, not to look for a job, but to create a job. We work daily to create a better future for our children, our students, and Uganda. We cordially invite you to be a part of our work.

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