A School that is part of CH Global

Beginning in early 2012, this course is planned to recur annually for 3-4 years, involving volunteer Canadian educators travelling to South Sudan for a month or so each year and, in between, having the training multiplied by the participants to colleagues in their regions.

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

This project is a direct result of a collaborative partnership with CH Global that began with similar – and very successful – training for three years in Ethiopia. 72 key teachers selected by the Ministry of Education of Central Equatoria were part of an introductory course to develop a strong Biblical worldview in education, both in theory and practice. The ultimate goal is to train these teachers to become qualified trainers who equip and advance the calling of other teachers in the region, leading ultimately to the establishment of quality, God-glorifying Christian schools in South Sudan.

BRAND NEW COUNTRY, BRAND NEW OPPORTUNITY

South Sudan is a unique area for this project, as the new country is still struggling to recover from two generations of destruction, trauma and war. The reality is that much of the country's infrastructure and educational institutions are in ruins. In the midst of this chaos, there is a prime opportunity to come alongside teachers whose love for the Lord is unrivaled, and who passionately desire to help rebuild the educational system of their new nation.

Even more encouraging is the fact that the Department of Education there is committed to partnering with organizations that wish to build the capacity of the South Sudanese education system. They have been actively engaged in this project and will provide practical support in its implementation, supervision and evaluation.

Additionally, the government of South Sudan has specifically asked our assistance to bring Christian education into their classrooms and implement a Biblical worldview into all academic and extracurricular programs! They are openly encouraging Christian education in their schools and purposely use God language and Scripture references in their public speeches because they are determined to re-build their nation on Christian principles.

RESULTS ARE ALREADY HAPPENING

We are already hearing reports about how this training is touching and transforming the lives of children and teachers in South Sudan!  

The Director of Quality Promotion at the Ministry of Education for Central Equatoria State participated in a few sessions of the initial training and said that it was "one-of-a-kind to ever happen in the South Sudan education system." He added that, not only is the training unique, but this is the first partnership with the Government of South Sudan to train teachers to improve the quality of education at the primary level.

He expressed that the master trainers are doing well by training other teachers and that their methods of teaching and student participation levels have improved dramatically. The Ministry of Education's First-Term Assessment in April 2012 shows significant improvement in two specific subjects: Christian and Religious Education and Social Studies, pointing to the worldview training as the only special initiative that could have resulted in this improvement!

Teachers are witnessing changes in student's behavior and lifestyle and positive changes are emerging in the schools. The impact has been so great that the government of South Sudah has declared that this training is their top priority!

MAKING DISCIPLES IN THE YOUNGEST NATION OF THE WORLD

The latest progress report concludes,

"In accordance with Mark 16:15, when we are making disciples, we lay a Biblical foundation to those children in primary schools who will grow up and go into the world and begin to influence governments, families, health system, education, business, science and arts through biblical worldview as leaders and nation changers.

Hence, the disciples making progress in South Sudan are the key to the blessings of the nation. As we make disciples of 130,000 children in 420 primary schools of the Central Equatorial Sate through Christian Education, we will make be making disciples of the country.

God bless you all for becoming partners in training teachers who understand the redemptive purpose of Christ in raising a generation of children/disciples for the cause of the King and the Kingdom in the youngest nation of the world: South Sudan."

Over this multiple-course program of development, these leaders will be invested in and mentored so that they will know how to practically implement the concepts, as well as train their fellow educators to do the same. 

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