Between the primary and high school, over 600 children normally attend our schools, and about 50 teachers and staff are employed. In addition to our interactive curriculum, we teach vocational skills crucial to our students’ life-long success.
A fabulous Multi-Purpose building will soon be completed for dining, assemblies, chapel, performances, and community gatherings. Kitchen supplies, tables, and chairs are needed to furnish it, and the drama program would love costumes and instruments for performing.
We grow crops to decrease school expenses and to demonstrate innovative ways to generate income for the students and community. This year, we hope to add more animals and implement a drip irrigation system to safeguard harvests.
Our new community clinic offers the only health care for an estimated 12,000 people from six villages. Once powered, our ultrasound machine will be the only one available to serve 250,000 people. Supplies and power for the clinic are needed.
Through a training program developed by CARE International, we will equip trainers to implement saving circles which have proven effective in combating poverty by providing tools to cope with emergencies, build capital, and create businesses that support self-reliance. A 10-day training program with monthly follow up is planned for early 2021.
Our children’s programs include morning prayer and worship, weekly chapels, a high school youth club, Scripture Union Club, and Sunday School. Four area-wide gatherings are planned in 2021 to impact the lives of youth, and this year the church members would love to say goodbye to dirt floors and unfinished walls inside their building.
The most basic tool for good hygiene is soap & water, but an adequate year-round water supply for the schools is something we are still working toward. A water harvesting and pumping system at the high school would increase supply and additional hand-washing stations are also needed to make hand washing available at each building.