Entries by Simone's Kids


Junior’s Story In the Simone’s Kids child sponsorship program, there are so many incredible students with inspirational stories. These stories show heartbreaking situations that have been turned around by the hope that Simone’s Kids has provided through education in Nakaseke, Uganda. One of those incredible students with a story of hope is Junior. Junior is […]

Love Abound

Three Uganda volunteer experiences: Rein Jones, 2017 Short Term Volunteer The first morning we went to God’s Hope Primary School, we were greeted by a festival with all the primary students shouting and screaming with so much joy. It touched my heart as soon as I saw them at the gate, and I held back […]

Celebration and Family in Uganda

My middle school self knew that one day I was going to go to Uganda. I did not know the when, how, or why, but I knew that it was part of God’s plan for me. I had experienced some Ugandan culture in the United States, and from that moment on, I had a longing […]

Just One Drop in the Bucket

My Time in Uganda By Chandler Scott, Simone’s Kids Short-Term Trip Volunteer June 2017 marked my second journey to Nakaseke, Uganda, with Simone’s Kids. The first team trip I went on was in 2016. After arriving to the schools the first time, it took about 20 minutes for me to realize this organization was something […]

Summer 2017 Team Trip Summary

The summer months are always busy months for Simone’s Kids. Because of the scheduling differences in the Uganda school calendar and the school calendar in the States, May to July is the best time to host teams to visit God’s Hope Schools. Between May 22 and June 30 of this year, we had a total […]

More Than Just a T-Shirt

We have reached the time of the year where summer is coming to an end, and back to school shopping is soon approaching.  While this time is important for so many families across the country, Simone’s Kids also wanted to do something special for our students at God’s Hope Primary School.  In Uganda, every student […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is widely celebrated across the United States, and it represents the gratitude that we have for our fathers and father figures. In most cases, fathers take on many roles in a family. Fathers are caretakers, providers, and leaders. While this is a reality for many families in America, it is not a reality […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Dear Mothers at God’s Hope Primary and High School, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms of our sweet little children. Thank you for entrusting your little ones in our care by allowing us to love, feed, and educate them on a daily basis. We wanted to show you how grateful we are by blessing […]

First Term Update at God’s Hope Schools

It’s a new school year, and a new year for Simone’s Kids! 2017 is bringing many new things for us as an organization. We are excited to have 2 interns from the United States teaching at our primary school in Uganda for the year, and they have already proven themselves to be very beneficial in […]

The Shoe That Grows

When a child’s shoe is no longer the correct size, most of us are fortunate enough that we can go to the store and purchase a new pair for them. Whether it be for an infant, a teenager, or any age in-between, a new pair of shoes is very accessible and easy to buy at […]

Just One More

This is Gerald Masereka. He likes to go by his nickname, Junior. Junior is the youngest of 3 boys, and all of them attend our high school. When Junior and his brothers were growing up, they had an abusive, alcoholic father who was also a police officer. The justice system is, unfortunately, very unjust in […]

Business of People

In any business, most people would agree that…people are the most valuable asset. It is funny how as people we determine we are the most important ingredient in any successful business. You need people that care about their work and the people it affects. I was a business major in college and can’t help but think […]

The Library Story

As some of you may know, we recently built a library for God’s Hope Primary School. Below you will find the full story from the point of view of the sponsors. The blog is written by Don and Sandy Detar, who wanted to build the library in honor of their late son. We first heard […]