A Loving Home
A complete home environment with dedicated care day and night
Meals and necessities
Healthy meals, snacks, clothes and toys
Nursery, Primary and Secondary education at New Horizon schools
Covers all a childs preventative and curative needs
Thanks to our sponsorship program over 200 boys and girls who have been abandoned, orphaned or abused are able to call Noah's Ark their home. We will continue to care for them until we find their families, have graduated from school or are old enough to stand on their own two feet. We need your help to cover the costs of food, clothes, school fees, supplies and salaries for our local staff and upkeep of the buildings.
You can help give of one these children a home for as little as $40 per month
As a sponsor you’ll receive updates from your child throughout the year. Our children are always overjoyed when they receive a note, card or gift from ‘their’ sponsor.
Members of the Board, missionaries, volunteers and the founders, Piet and Pita raise their own support and do not receive a salary. Your sponsorship is used for what it is intended: providing a safe and secure home where the children can grow up.
Jason was 5 days old when he was found on a garbage heap doused in terpentine. We can only imagine what would have happened next had he not been rescued by a passerby. We can't imagine what would make his parents literally throw him away. He has now found a loving and caring home at Noah's Ark and is a happy and active 4 year old child.
Dinah wants to be an 'aunty' when she grows up. An 'aunty' that takes care of children. Dinah is a headstrong girl and shows excellent leadership qualities. At the dinner table she is easily identified as the one who rules the roost. She's always been this way. Dinah came to us when she was just 1 week old. Her mother died at childbirth and her father lived in absolute poverty and had no way of caring for her. It soon became apparent she had a weak heart and had her first heart surgery when when she was just three months old. Thankfully her heart is now ok, literally and figuratively.
She was left behind on a doorstep with a bag of clothes when she was just four years old. As a child with special needs, she requires a little extra attention and care to ensure she can keep up with the other children of her own age. Vicky is a very happy, bubbly child and rewards everyone with a smile.
Isaac loves to draw. He's a fairly private little boy who has friends but doesn't need to always have people around him. He's independent but needs encouragement. Always eager to please, Isaac is a healthy little boy.
Jeriah was left in a field of sugarcane right after his birth. Sugarcane is quite sharp so his body was covered in cuts and scrapes. His eyes were also incredibly swollen. The next day they started to ooze puss and a little while later we saw that maggots had nested in the skin. We had to clean his eyes, it and it was a torturous taks but we didn't want him to have any permanent damage. Now Jeriah is a five year old boy who enjoys going to nursery school and is always running.
Henk Byamukisa Aiyan
On the December 17th a baby was born at the local hospital. Almost immediately after the birth the mother said to the nursing staff that she wanted to go outside to call her family. And then she disappeared without a trace. This had been planned because she didn’t use her real name when she checked into the hospital. We took the boy into our care can named him Henk.
Kaireh has two sides, one that's stubborn and one that's shy. He's an introvert who prefers his own company. He's very good at keeping himself clean, very good at reading, writing and school in general. He's not so good at listening to the 'aunties' (stubbornness) and doesn't really like dancing or singing.
We don't know much about Neil. Only that he was left behind on someones doorstep when he was about 12 months old. He came to live with us in January 2018. He's now fully used to life at Noah's Ark but still needs constant attention and reassurance. He's a sweet, some what sombre boy.
Adrian was left behind at the police station right under the nose of a police agent who didn’t even notice until the boy began calling for his father. Unfortunately, his father had vanished without a trace. The boy had a plastic bag that contained a picture of his mother and on the back there was a Kenyan phone number, but this number was disconnected. We're still searching for his mother, but until this time he has a home here at Noah's Ark. Adrian was born in August 2013.
Juliet is a very popular, jolly girl and very social with the other children. She's a bit shy when she meets new adults, carefully observing before she engages in conversation or ask for attention. She's been with us since she was about 13 months old when the police brought her to us because her parents abandoned her with a 'good samaritan' who said she would look after the child. When this became too much she brought Juliet to the police, who later brought her to us.
Fred was found deep inside a forrest by two boys who were collecting firewood. He was never intended to be found but the boys heard his crying. Judging from his umbilical chord he was not more than 2 days old. This was in February, 2014. Fred is a reserved, shy child who stil needs sponsorship.
Tabitha is a feisty, energetic independent little girl who occasionally gets into a bit of trouble. While at times she can be a lot to handle, she's a delight and will undoubtedly be a leader when she gets older. She came to us in June of 2012 when she was just 18 months old. She was found in a garbage bag in the gutter with a high fever, malaria and covered in scars from previous abuse. Luckily, remains of her difficult past have all but disappeared.
Martin is a delightfully headstrong little toddler who doesn't like to do what he's told, but if you make it fun and give him attention he's quick to complete any task. Every day he sits for an hour with the other toddlers working on concentration and listening in preparation for their first year at nursery school. Martin came to us when he was just 9 months old. "Come quickly, there's a baby next to the road." said one of our teachers. And indeed there was a 9 month old boy laying in the dark next to the road. We drove him to the police station and a few hours after that brought him back home.
We took Michel and Rosa into our care when they were just 8 weeks old. They are from Serere, a village in the northeast of Uganda. Their mother died during childbirth and for the first few months they were cared for in the village but this was no longer possible. The parents were young, the mother 21 and the father 22 who already had 4 other children. They were born on the 5th of July 2017.
Jake is a charming 10 year boy with a husky voice and broad proud shoulders and is distinctly recognizable when you see him in the distance. He's a popular boy who loves to dance and he's very happy with his own company. The other day he was near the fish ponds flying his kite when there was no wind-- he just ran. He has a keen interest in photography and videography and jumps at the chance to take pictures and see the results.
Roger was found wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic bag. There was nothing that could help us determine who or where the mother was. We received Roger into our care just a few hours after his birth on the 11th of December 2017.
Nathan is an energetic, social and inquisitive seven year old. He came to us when he was just 10 months old when he was found thrown away between the sugarcane in a farmers field. At the time ha had been severely underfed, but he's very healthy and there are no traces of his difficult beginning.
Britta was brought to Noah's Ark by her grandfather in January of 2017. Her mother died giving birth to her and he had to bring her to us because he had no other choice and could not care to the child himself. We said Britta could stay with us until she was old enough to contribute to family life. Britta doesn't like strangers and seeks lots of protection from the aunties.
PRISCILLA JR, born April 27th, 2016 lost her mother when she was just one and a half. Her father asked for help, because without a mother to care for her, he can't work and if he can't work he can't earn enough to feed her. She came into our care on November 14th 2017 and we agreed to keep her in our care for two years.
All we know about Jackson is that he was left behind with a kind woman who wanted to care for him for a while but his mother never returned, the woman couldn't continue to take care of him. He came to live with us in December 2015. Jackson is now a very lively boy who's always running around and trying to stay out of trouble.
Ian is a toddler who loves to play outside and get incredibly dirty. Chances are high that if you go find him in the children's home he'll be out in the sandbox or playing with a tricycle. He doesn't sit still and loves attention from anyone who will give it to him. He can't get enough cuddles and laughs a lot.
Enoch, like many of the other boys at the home wants to drive a bus when he's grown up. He's shy and loves math. So if he doesn't become a driver he wants to be an engineer. Enoch came to us with his brother. Their parents deserted them, he was just 2 and a half years old and his younger brother, Ethan, was only 5 months. We're happy that they are together.
Roberta was left behind with an old lady next to the road by a Motorbike taxi driver. The driver said to the lady that he just needed to get some change.. that was the last she saw of him. The two year old was quite traumatized and was accepted into our care and immediately. She's now a cheeky 3 year old who loves getting her hair done by the aunties.
Sarah was deserted by her mother and left with a man who swore he was not the father when she was just two and a half years old. She's now 3 and a half and is an adorable bubbly child with huge potential. Please help continue Sarah's growth and development here in the home.
William wants to be a bus driver when he's older and drive a big but to Mukono, the town that is just 4 km up the road. For William, Mukono is the big city. He's a very helpful, social and friendly boy who smiles a lot and has a very pleasant disposition. He likes going to school and when this photo was taken he had just learned how to tell time. He even drew his first clock!
A young woman who had given birth to a child 2 weeks prior, got into a fight with her boyfriend because he wouldn't give her what she wanted. She walked out and left the baby behind. He was unemployed and had no idea what to do with a newborn so he sought help from the police and child services. This meant that we took another baby into our care. He was a beautiful sturdy and healthy baby and weighed 4.5 kilos. His name is Rashid, his father is muslim. He didn't have any objection to the fact that Rashid would be raised a Christian, as long as we care for him.
On the 5th of September 2014 we welcomed 2 abandoned brothers (we assume) to our home. Their father and mother both had left them behind. The police waited a few days before calling us, hoping that they would come back but sadly this did not happen. The youngest is Ethan. He's a bubbly precocious young little boy who is still looking for sponsorship.
On February 4th a baby was found and the story is incredibly sad. After she was born, she was thrown away in a dumpster where she lay for about 1 or 2 days. When the container was emptied she rolled out. She was still alive so the police were quickly called. She was dehydrated and had never been fed. We took her into our care and tended to her in the clinic until her fever was gone and her wounds healed. She's an adorable little toddler.
A man was awoken from his sleep by a crying baby and when he went outside to see what was going on he found a baby who was crying desperately. He didn’t know what to do with her, so he decided to bring her to the police station. Caroline came to us in March 2018 in the middle of the night. She's now being cared for by the 'aunties' in the baby wing.
Robbie and his sister came to us in March of 2013. Both were severely underfed and malnourished. Robbie was about 2 and a half and was doing ok, he could at least walk and eat even though he only weighed 7.5 kilos. Robbie is now a very healthy happy boy who loves to play with his sister.
Thomas wants to be a driver when he grows up. When asked where he wants to drive to he'll say Kampala. Thomas is small for his age but has a wise look in his eyes that command respect. He's social but isn't easily influenced by some of the other leaders amongst the children. He's an independent spirit with a strong sense of direction.
Samantha is a delight! Not only is she cute as a button, she has a determined but kind character and love to smile. She was found near a well early in the morning of January 2016. She had probably been there the whole night because she was very cold. It's amazing she survived the night with a plastic bag stuffed in her mouth- she clearly wasn't meant to survive but we are incredibly happy she did and that she is now at Noah's Ark where she is loved and looked after.
Roberts mother left him behind with his father and stepmother who then went to live in a small village outside of Kampala. But soon the neighbours grew concerned when they noticed that he was being severely abused and neglected. They decided to call the police but when the police turned up the father and step-mother had disappeared without a trace leaving one and half year old Robert behind.
George William Otim
George William desperately needs sponsors. On the 28th of June, 2018 a woman who was outside cooking heard a baby crying in the woods. She decided to take a look and under a woodpile she found an abandoned baby wrapped in cloth. He was just 5 days old and his parents and family are nowhere to be found. Please help him grow up in our loving family.
On Easter 2014 the police station was next to a hospital and in the hospital was the baby. A few days before an unconscious woman, together with her child, were admitted to the hospital. There didn’t seem to be any family. On the second day she came to and said that she was from one of the islands and that her child was 3 months old. Right after that she died. The hospital cared for the baby for another few says and when no family came to see how he was doing (nor collect the body of the mother) they decided to call the police. He's a chubby baby, very happy and uncomplicated.
Fatumas mother tried to drown her in the latrine. She clearly had mental issues so the police took Fatuma and her sister and placed her in the care of Noah's Ark. They had already notice that one of the 3 sisters had gone missing. Fatuma is five and a half and wants to be a xxxxxx when she grows up.
A baby was found at the market in Mukono on March 11, 2014. It was put in big plastic bag, tied shut and thrown away with all of the other market garbage. A seller, going about her own business heard a baby crying in the bag and saw that there was movement in the bag. She saved the baby's life by taking it to the police station. We took her home in the same bag in which she was found. We named her Daisy and she's still looking for sponsors.
We were called for help on December 9th. A newborn baby was laying on a hotel's veranda. His umbilical chord was hastily tied off with a rubber glove and it was bleeding profusely. We quickly mobilized the emergency services and clamped the chord properly and administered preventative treatment against meningitis, tetanus etc. A day later his mother was found. She didn't see any future, and was mentally unstable and needed psychiatric help. The mother has disappeared without a trace. Benon needs physiotherapy for his legs as he's not able to walk. With the proper care and daily exercises we hope he will soon be walking like a normal toddler.
The police in Kampala called us and told us they needed help. Arno born in October 2012 and came to Noah's Ark when he was just a week and a half old. His umbilical chord was still fresh. He's been growing slowly and steadily ever since.
On the 3rd of February we literally received a surprise. Early that morning the police came to the compound with a gift. A box filled with cloth. At first we thought it was a joke until we saw that the box also contained a newborn baby. The little girl was probably 1 or 2 days old and hadn't been fed so was dehydrated and cold. The box was found next to the road near a petrol station. It had been there the whole day, a street sweeper bumped up against it and heard that it made noise. She's beautiful girl and she's doing well.
On September16th Pascal and his mother stayed at a hotel in Kapala. When she left the following morning she left her baby behind. She didn’t come back so the owner of the hotel brought him to the police. It seems that she had planned this because she was untraceable. Of course we took him into our care when the police phoned us. We named him Pascal, he was about 4 weeks old when he came to us.