Uganda – New Hope for Africa

The Beginnings

The ministry was founded in 2001 in Uganda, after the Lord had miraculously healed Annet Kayongo from terminal cancer. She felt that the Lord was telling her to go back to her village and tell people about Jesus. Annet obeyed and many people became Christians, they begged Annet to start a church there and so she started the Believers Church. Annet went home to the Lord in September 2018 but her Legacy lives on with 674 children at New Hope now!

It quickly became evident to Annet that there were many children around, poorly dressed with apparently nobody to look after them. She could not ignore the problem and so together with her husband Godfrey, New Hope for Africa came into being.

When Jean Swain from the King´s Church, Merseyside and Gill Gifford from Cutting Edge Ministries first stayed with Pastor Annet in Uganda in 2004 the work was growing rapidly and the Lord touched both these women´s hearts. At that time there were about 120 children being looked after, being fed, clothed and educated. The following year Gill raised a large sum of money through her conference offering to help fund the orphanage and whilst they were again staying with Annet the Lord woke Jean up during the night and told her to start a scheme to fund the orphanage from the U.K. Unsure of how to go about this she shared the vision with her church on her return and people responded and so New Hope for Africa in the U.K. came into being. In 2008 it became a UK registered charity which has received donations totalling over £200,000.

In recent years your donations have helped expand the school in Uganda which now provides both primary and secondary education and all the original makeshift classrooms and dormitories have been replaced with buildings of brick and concrete construction. A borehole has been drilled to provide fresh drinking water and solar panels installed to reduce the cost of electricity. In 2015 Cutting Edge Ministries raised sufficient monies to provide an electricity generator to power the school and this too is helping reduce the energy bills.

In 2015 there were 532 registered to attend school and for 302 pupils the school is also home during term time. The other 230 students are day pupils from the village and surrounding areas. Many of the children who are boarders have lost both parents due to sickness or conflict and some have escaped from horrific circumstances in the north of the country which had become a war zone at the turn of the millennium. At present there are over 100 children and young people who live permanently at the school as they have no family members or guardians to go to during school holidays. If you would like to know more about how you could sponsor a child then you can get more information by visiting the website , details are given below.

Donations to New Hope for Africa (UK) are primarily used to pay the monthly salaries of the large teaching staff which amounts to £2,400 per month. Additional monies, when available, are used to develop and improve infrastructure. In addition to the teachers there are a team of support staff comprising cooks, a matron and security staff.

Jean Swain

Cutting Edge Ministries have encouraged many people to visit the school over recent years and everyone who has met Annet and Godfrey find them truly inspirational.

New Hope for Africa is a UK registered charity (No.1125726) administered by a board of trustees. Sadly Jean Swain died in 2015 but her legacy remains and she was insistent that every penny that is given goes towards this work, no donation is considered too small! All the administrative costs of running the charity are met by the trustees.

To discover more about the work or how to sponsor a child in Uganda please contact them at:

New Hope for Africa UK
22 Little Crosby Road, Great Crosby, LIVERPOOL, L23 2TG

Or by email using our contact page and “New Hope For Africa” as the subject.

For further details about New Hope for Africa please visit their website

“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