Shade’s vision is to create a place of hope and holistic care for children with albinism and other vulnerable children.
God has given us a vision and is at work to provide a permanent place of hope for our region. Our vision includes a primary school, homes for orphans, a house of prayer, a well, equipping and empowering centers, playing fields, homes for missionaries and visitors, and fields for growing crops. A goal of ours is to be completely self-sustainable. We purchased 10.5 acres of land in the village of Bugweto where we will build this vision.
At the heart of our vision is the desire to bring the orphan and vulnerable into family. (PSALM 68:6)
After putting down roots in Shinyanga, we realized that the most vulnerable and the ones to whom God is calling us are those with albinism. Our vision is to have a safe place for them to be in family, receive a quality education, and ultimately to know the love that Jesus has for them.
In April 2019, SHADE broke ground on our first ministry building, a multi-purpose space made out of five shipping containers. This building allowed us to transition from our rented space in town into a home of our own! It contains five offices, a kitchen, two classrooms, and large meeting and prayer room, and bathrooms. And, in January of 2020, we launched the Shade School in this very space!