"New Living Hope School" for the blind in Kikondo
This school was founded in 2009 by a blind widow with 5 children. By God's grace Mama Maria was touched in the year 2013 by the vision and effort of Edith Kasirye and decided to support the school.
This school was founded in 2009 by a blind widow with 5 children. After the death of her beloved husband in 2003, Edith Kasirye settled in Buikwe district in a village called Kafunta, where she had a vision of starting a school for the Blind with the aim of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping fellow blind people with skills that could help them become self-reliant.
In 2009 with about 4 students she started training at her small house (see picture).When the number of students increased to about 12 orphans and other disadvantaged people, the place was no longer enough to accommodate all of them. Her house being built on wetland caused latrines to overflow during the rainy seasons leading to unhygienic living conditions. Another risk was getting water from far, where the blind students had to cross a busy road.
But in the year 2013, by God's grace and mercy, Mama Maria was touched by the vision and effort of Edith Kasirye and decided to support the school. By February 2015 Vision for Africa Intl. bought land of about 2 acres and built the new school for the blind. The school has wonderful facilities and a very conducive learning environment.
The new school is named "New Linving Hope School" and school is located in Kikondo,Buikwe District along the banks of Lake Victoria near the source of the River Nile. It was officially opened in February 2015 with a total of 10 blind students and 4 blind teachers.
"New Living Hope School" focuses on equipping visually handicapped people with skills that sustain lives.
Among the training courses offered are:
Agricultural practices like farming and animal husbandry
Crafts - cane chair making, table mats, door mats, basketry etc.
General knowledge in entrepreneurship, mobility skills like independent living and communication, Braille reading and writing
We are born to win our Father is the KING!