It is New Beginnings policy to seek to provide the best care for a child in our care and in some cases this may mean re-settling a child with a member of their extended family.
This is not always possible and will only take place if the family member meets our list of criteria and is in a situation where they can take good care of the child.
In such a case New Beginnings will continue to provide sponsorship for their education.
This will include school fees, uniforms, school materials, and any medical expenses the child will require.
This money would be paid directly to the school and our probation officer for that area will make regular visits to check on the child’s progress.
If for any reason re-settlement is not working out or we feel the child is not developing well New Beginnings reserves the right to bring the child back to the village.
Seventeen children have now been successfully re-settled.
One of these is Amos who can be seen here. Amos’ father died and a short time later their family home was destroyed in a storm, as a temporary relief to his mother Amos was taken in by new Beginnings. Last summer our team of volunteers built Amos and his family a new home close to the village, he is now back living with them and is very happy.
Our other re-settled children:
Bisirikirwa Teopista (Toppie), Nalugo Angel, Kagoya Lukiya , Namujji Zaifat, Sebuyungo Brian, Sekalega Sam & Kyebirali Rehema
Also we have updates on the following re-settled children
Ojwang Nicholas – Nicholas has now been resettled back in Kampala.
Ssali Emmanuel – Ssali was one of our oldest children in the village and had lived at the village since 2009, he has now moved on to studies in a school in Kampala and progressing well and happy. Regular visits are made to our sponsor children who have been resettled.
Kissa Brian – Brian was one of our oldest children in the village and had lived at the village since 2009, he has now moved on to studies in a school in Kampala and progressing well and happy. Regular visits are made to our sponsor children who have been resettled.
Nalwoga Safina – Safina has taken the decision to leave New Beginnings to stay with her Grandmother and at the minute has decided not to further her studies. New Beginnings councilors have tried in vain to persuade Safina to pursue tailoring or crafts but to no avail. Resettlement of Safina will take place now and we thank you for helping Safina through her most vulnerable years of her life and getting her at least some education and a safe upbringing, we will visit Safina during the holidays but must respect her decision and fortunately her Grandmother is there for her.
David – After a lot of tracing for a relative of David’s we recently found his Grandmother. They were very happy to receive him and also happy to find a school nearby. David was taken to his Grandmothers for Christmas holiday and we hope he will settle in well and attend the nearby school.
Nakivumbi Sharon – Recently one of our social workers tried to re-unite Sharon with her mother. After some counseling and finding a nearby school the decision was taken by all parties to re-unite Sharon. Sharon’s mother works at the lake shore and is extremely happy that Sharon learned so many skills and was nurtured through her most vulnerable years as she could not take care of Sharon as she had to stay far away from home to work.
Patrick Okello – Patrick was one of our oldest children in the village and had lived at the village since 2009, he has now moved on to studies in a school in Kampala and progressing well and happy. Regular visits are made to our sponsor children who have been resettled.
Nanyimba Rosette and Ssimbwa Gordon
Ssimbwa Gordon – Rose and Gordon were quickly resettled back with their family soon after arriving at the village.
Regular visits are made to our sponsor children who have been resettled with their families by the village warden and also by our sponsorship co-coordinator from the UK, when possible to keep our sponsors updated.
Resettlement of our children is a massive decision in which we rely on the guidance of our Warden and most of all God.
If the situation for the child to be resettled is seen as a positive outcome for our child we will resettle them.
At New Beginnings the children learn so many skills and are nurtured through the most vulnerable years of their lives to give them a brighter future and make their community a better place.