This blog is Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo. Keep following along to read more stories of celebration from 2018.

If you want to improve a child’s education, start with leaders.

That’s what the Walking Together program aims to do.

You may have heard about Walking Together as “a teacher training program” – but it’s so much more than that. Walking Together workshops engage teachers, principals, leaders, board members and sometimes even parents.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Day 3: 12 Days of Christmas With EduDeo 0 comments

This blog is Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo. Keep following along to read more stories of celebration from 2018.

HANDS, Help Another Nation Develop Schools, is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand the difference that Christ-centred education makes in the majority world. By assisting with school construction projects, there’s learning and serving with local workers, students and teachers in another culture, while making a long-term impact both in the country and in the HANDS participants’ lives.

It’s a short-term service trip with a lasting transformation by addressing a community’s greatest need: a safe school with room enough for all children to learn to live as Christ.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Restorative to the Core 0 comments

After singing and prayer to begin the day, we watched Burning Bridges, a DVD put together by the IIRP (International Institute for Restorative Practices). It is a powerful example of a restorative conference. Wrongdoing takes an emotional toll, not just on the victim and the person who has wronged someone, but on those who surround them. Restorative practices, whether in dialogue, in circles or in conferences, can bring healing and restoration to a community, a community that in this case that was torn apart by an act of arson. 

After that, students were given role plays to practice their facilitating skills. They had already done one yesterday which was rather chaotic. Today, by the time we got to Role Play #3, they were much more confident of their skills. As well, the role plays raised many questions, as the participants thought of instances of brokenness and hurt in their communities. It was obvious that they were eager to put what they were learning into practice, although Diane cautioned all of us that this training does not qualify people to jump in and try to deal with cases of serious trauma. Our first task is to create communities that are restorative at their core. Both Diane and I were blessed by the eagerness and enthusiasm of our Haitian friends. We can hardly wait to hear how they plan to apply what they have learned in the year ahead. 

 

 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Day 2: 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo 0 comments

This blog is Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo. Keep following along to read more stories of celebration from 2018.

We know that looking back gives context to what stories we’re telling. This past year, EduDeo celebrated some big organizational milestones – but these wouldn’t have happened without the support, time and prayers that have been with us as an organization over the last 18 years.

Today, we’re looking back and celebrating all that’s happened over the last 18 years, as a way to celebrate and look forward to – Lord willing – the next 18 years.

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