In 2014, Homes of Living Hope, partnered with the students and administrators from NJ-based Delran High School to retrofit an 8’x9’x40’ shipping container into a standalone library for Hope Lives Elementary School, an under resourced school in rural northern Africa.
The library that student from Delran High School build resides in Aloi, Uganda. It’s currently multitasking as a library for students, and a community resource that teaches computer skills to students and adults in the surrounding community.
The Hope Lives Elementary School opened its doors in 2013. Built through a partnership of New Covenant Christian Centre in Lira, Uganda, and Cheyenne Hills Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the school now educates more than 500 children from the preschool “Baby” class to the Primary 7 class. The teachers are well-qualified and experienced, and certified under Ugandan law, and the entire staff is committed to Hope Lives being the best school in northern Uganda.The school is a great success – 100% of Hope Lives Primary 7 students have passed Uganda’s national promotion exam for secondary education – a pass rate far better than most Ugandan schools.