New Hope Children's Centre – Uplands is a registered charitable Children's Home dedicated to rescuing abandoned orphaned children and giving them hope for a better future.

As a Christian Centre, our main concern is to show love and kindness to them, but more significantly (by God's grace) to help them 'know God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent.

We admit destitute orphan children without a home or living with guardians who cannot take care of them due to extreme poverty or physical disability. However, dire cases of poverty may also be considered.

Today, over 130 children in the Home hail from the entire country.

The Home relies solely on the benevolence and generosity of individual/corporate well-wishers for its survival. Any help (in cash or in-kind) is highly appreciated.

In the Beginning

Life begins when you start something

Mr. & Mrs Chege, both retired bankers, brought up, in their home, several orphans and needy children together with their four children. They retired from employment, and into full-time ministry, as volunteers in service of the Most High God. They have four children who also assist in this work. The Home was officially opened on 16th April 2000 with Mr. & Mrs Chege as the Directors of the Home. Mr. & Mrs Chege run the Home as full-time volunteers, assisted by 12 staff members and trustee members.

Tiras Mburu Chege


Formerly an employee of Bank of Baroda. All fondly remember him as "Dad". A father to the many who passed through New Hope, who otherwise would never have an opportunity to call anyone "Dad".

Anne Gathoni Chege

Founder & Director

Anne is a retired banker, having worked with Barclays Kenya for almost three decades before starting New Hope in 2000. Anne says, "God has given this generation the capacity to remove and prevent all needless suffering - by putting within our reach the resources needed to protect children from the most common diseases, to provide them with the necessities of food, shelter, clothing, and health care. But what is lacking has been the vision and the moral will towards this challenge."

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." - James 1:27 (English-NIV)


Since 2000, with the support of our friends, over 2000 children have benefited by having a safe and loving environment in which to grow and thrive. They have received a good education from primary to college. We have Masters's Degree graduates, doctors, nurses, teachers, high-ranking police officers, lawyers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and computer scientists, all having passed through New Hope and are now part of the robust New Hope Alumni who mentor the current New Hope population.


New Hope continues to impact the surrounding community by mobilising food donations for the poor and providing water during a drought. We have built over 80 houses for poor grandmothers who would otherwise live on the roadside in sheds. We help educate their orphaned grandchildren. Over the years, the grandmothers move on to their properties with the help of their working grandchildren, and we get new occupants for their houses.


In 2019, we set up the Oakridge Center of Excellence to provide quality education for the children in New Hope and the community in our education support program. Oakridge has risen to a top-performing school in the region. We look to expand to the technical college level.


Whether you are off-duty or on holiday, or you are a keen runner, there is a way you can support New Hope and make a REAL difference in the lives of these children.


New Hope relies on the benevolence of people just like you to survive. We keep our administrative costs to a minimum. Therefore your contribution will go a long way towards our sustenance. You can send your donation for our ongoing operating costs or fund any of our capital projects. You can specify which need you would like your contribution to be used towards or leave it to the New Hope staff to choose the most urgent need. You can also choose New Hope Children's Centre as a beneficiary of tax-deductible organisational donations in some countries.


Looking after the children costs money. Please consider sharing this burden with us by sponsoring a child - whether in their education and their upkeep. Approximately $38 (£20) will feeds one child for 1 Month & $30 (£15) will cover healthcare costs for one child for 1 Year. Even if you can only commit a small amount of money, we would love to chat about how you can help. Please get in touch with us if you want to sponsor a child or have questions about child sponsorship.


New Hope Children's Centre has various needs year-round that you can help to fulfil: from consumable items to items that help us manage our non-profit work - we can use your help! Moreover, are you a Medic, Dentist, Nurse, Counsellor, Builder etc.? We could very much do with free professional services. We also know that many creative individuals with good ideas (such as fund-raising, self-sustainability etc.) may be willing to share; we also welcome your thoughts! As mentioned earlier, the needs of the children vary, but most of all, their greatest need is to have loving people to care for them and appreciate them. Please feel free to visit the orphanage; we love visitors.


Pray for us as we look to meet the day-to-day needs of these children. Pray for their personal growth & development and the labourers as they guide the same.

GO TELL.......

This is an excellent way for you to get involved in supporting us!!! You never know what a simple Word-Of-Mouth about us to your family/friends/church/associates can lead to! Many have found this a gratifying way to help those in need. Be a part of changing our children's lives today.

To learn how you can make a positive impact, kindly get in touch with the director via the email provided below.

Alternatively make use of the gateway below that has been provided for your convenience.


We turn 23 years today, 16th April 2023. What an amazing journey it has been.

A Merry Christmas For the "Orphaned" Grannies

A Merry Christmas For the "Orphaned" Grannies

They have been affected by climate change that has brought about unreliable rains and flash floods in the last four years, with nothing left to grow on the farms. They survived the HIV scourge of the 1990s and 2000s but lost their children to HIV AIDS.



The best birthday gift yet!



A brisk walk to the Grandma's Village was a New Hope for an impoverished family of five. This is how Anne recounts the experience.

Where Could I be

Where Could I be

Ibrahim Muchiri's Story


We love volunteers!
In fact, we look forward to having volunteers come and stay with us because they make such an invaluable contribution to the lives of our children.

Being a volunteer at New Hope Children's Centre provides rewarding experiences for you, and opportunities to use and develop your talents - maybe even discover hidden ones!

Normally we would plan ahead with you before your expected arrival date.

Airport pick-up and Accomodation: These can be arranged. Please contact us for more information.

Rest & Recreation: Depending on your duration of stay, you might wish to take some time off for a Safari. In such cases this would be done at your cost. We could recommend a good travel agent to help you in this.

Airport drop-off: By the same token, we will drop you at the Airport at the end of your stay with us.

We welcome groups of upto 15, and individuals alike. We are happy with both short term volunteers (2-4 weeks) and long term ones (2-6 months)
All volunteers:
  • need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • must complete the Volunteer Application Form.
  • must have no criminal record especially of child abuse.
  • should be free from infectuous diseases such as Tuberculosis.
  • must agree to observe and maintain strict confidentiality. This helps to ensure the safety of the children at the New Hope.
Some of the activities that you can be involved with include but are not limited to:
  • Providing support, encouragement, and guidance.
  • Helping kids with their homework.
  • Reading stories to smaller children, playing games. Feeding the very young ones.
  • Giving the children one-on-one attention.
  • Teaching songs, conducting sing-along
  • Mentoring. Serving as a positive role model for the children.
  • Teaching by Example - honesty, fair play, politeness
  • Sharing with the kids interests such as craft ideas, art, drama/skits, sports etc.
  • Gardening. Planting flowers, weeding garden, general maintenance of grounds and structures.
  • Developing and Strengthening Character in the children through assigned responsibilities.
  • Teaching Life Skills such as personal savings, job hunting, shopping wisely, reading a contract, cooking, personal hygiene etc

  • Nyambari, Kenya
  • P.O. Box 187-00222 Uplands, Kiambu, Kenya

New Hope is situated at Githuya Area, Uplands (about 42Km from Nairobi) along the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway – near the View-Point of the Escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley