New Vision Children's Home

I. History

The dream of the New Vision Children's Home became a reality in 1981, when Charles and Ernestine Benson, Missionaries from the United States after working in partnership with the management of Faith Home in Stony Hill St. Andrew, felt it was time to pull out roots and replant themselves in the beautiful hills of Colleyville, Manchester.

The impact was soon felt in the lives of the children of the home and in the wider community. Consequently, there are young people who were wards, who are currently involved in different strata of society all over the world. These includes Audrey Smith, a school teacher, Joy Williams dental nurse, Carlton Dailey evangelist, Ricardo Robinson soldier in the JDF, Paty-Gay Rohdes first aid and CPR instructor, Eldon Huges, in British Army, Peter, driver for INDICOM, Brittany Francis who recently complete her studies at the Bethlehem Moravian College, and Samantha Mitchell who is a proud recipient of a scholarship granted by COJO and is currently a second year student at the Bethlehem Moravian College.

About 12 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Benson returned to their homeland after which the management of New Vision was taken over by local and subsequently other foreign entities. The home is currently operated by the Assemblies of God Churches in Jamaica. Mr. Charles Benson passed away on Friday April 19th 2013.

New Vision is currently governed by the following objectives:

  1. To provide a home for needy children in a loving Christ-centered, disciplined environment.
  2. To witness the evidence of transformed lives through training, nurturing, and mentoring.
  3. To raise up a generation of productive citizens for the community, the nation, and the church.
  4. Our Mission statement is "Changing a life, one child at a time"

We endeavour to partner with the Child Development Agency, family members, the community, and all other stakeholders to make these dreams a reality.

II. The Children

In total there are 20 children, 11 boys and 9 girls. However, the home has capacity for 40 children.

The processes and activities at New Vision to ensure that each child is developed into a productive citizen include:

  1. The completing of daily chores.
  2. The socialization of children as they work and play together and establish bonds with family members and members of the wider community.
  3. The provisions and development of life skills, which include computer courses, repairs and maintenance of equipment, farming which includes the rearing of animals including chickens, pigs, goats and rabbits.

III. Challenges

Some of our challenges include:

  1. The result of the recent burglarizing of the home which result in the loss of many valuable pieces of equipment, such as computers and tools for our workshop.
  2. The need for increase security measures.
  3. Needs relating to the holistic development of each child.
  4. The need for general maintenance and completion of well needed building, which will housed a computer lab, class rooms, art and craft room and a home economic center.

The children and their wellbeing continue to be our number one priority as we work together to contribute to the development of these precious lives and the wider society.

IV. Medical Clinic

For over twenty eight years New Visions has been operating a fully equipped medical clinic. This clinic caters for the medical needs of the many needy people of the community. Drs. Mike Collins and Rich Montgomery have been taking medical teams for the past 28 to attend to the health needs of the community and the children and staff at New Vision.

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