Support Heed with a General Gift
Equipped Classrooms Create Success
Between the primary and high school, over 500 children attend our schools, and about 40 teachers and staff are employed. We have a gleaming new lab and library space at the high school, but lack furniture and science equipment. In our preschool classrooms, the little ones need colorful furniture sized to fit them.
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Water Is Life
We are working in the “hard place;” in an area nicknamed unlucky because of the harsh climate and lack of natural water resources. We must rely on collecting rain water for our water supply. Two new high school buildings are ready to collect life-giving water providing the water needed daily at school.
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|20 FT Pipes||160||130|
Every Child Is Created In The Image Of God, Is Valuable, And Has A Purpose
Sharing this message and the good news of the gospel is central to our mission. Our village church is growing with a new pastor and has run out of seats! Our Children’s Discipleship Program includes morning prayer and worship at both schools, weekly chapels, a high school youth club, Scripture Union Club, and Sunday school. We are thrilled to see children who have grown up in our program taking on leadership roles. We hope to send promising leaders to a Bible Camp to continue this wave of hope.
Healthy Children Learn Better
There is no health care available in the area. We are thankful to employ a school nurse to care for the students’ and teachers’ health and to spearhead our efforts to improve hygiene and sanitation.
The boarding students bring their bedding from home where mattresses typically lie on bare, dirt floors. Parasites are carried back to the dormitories in the bedding. For better health, we would like to provide mattresses and bedding in our dormitories.
Instead Of Aid - Support
Instead Of Pity - Partnership
Instead Of Dependency - Empowerment
We have 17 acres of farmland to grow food for the school and demonstrate new ways to generate income. A horticulturist has been hired to plant fruit trees to improve the children’s diet, teach fruit farming, and improve the environment. Plans are in place to create a goat paddock with fodder crops to demonstrate a better approach to rearing goats, a common source of food and income in our area.
God Created Us To Flourish, But Barriers Like Poverty Hinder That
Several successful small businesses have been started by the the participants of the saving circles. In these circles, people pool and manage their own financial resources to create capital to start businesses and manage their economic needs. Seeing the members’ success, several more groups are forming. Businesses bring lasting transformation!
Trainers are needed to bring financial literacy, business training, and other important life skills through the saving circles.
The Whole Community Benefits when Children Go to School
We just dedicated our first permanent high school building, creating excitement for miles around. It is predicted that the high school population could double next year requiring more teachers and housing. A second classroom building is under construction and will need sanitary facilities. At the primary school, finishing the buildings has happened in stages. The outside of the primary school still needs plastering to prevent the bricks from “melting” in the rain.
Construction cost is approximately $25 per square foot. Every square foot helps!