But because the pandemic restricts HANDS short-term construction teams travel, construction projects are in limbo. We need your help to change that.
We need you to join hands and join us in ensuring school construction projects still happen. We can’t travel to our partner countries, but we can continue to show up for them in a real, tangible way.
Give a gift to support construction projects in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Zambia. Your gift will bring about four key impacts:
When schools have space, students flourish. And when students flourish, communities around the world are transformed.
Will you join us, hand in hand, and ensure students have the space they need to receive a transformational education?Give Now
When HANDS teams fundraise for their projects, they’re not just paying for flights. A team’s fundraising is essential to purchasing all the materials it takes to finish a construction project. Will you consider a gift to help us fundraise for materials? Choose to support the foundation (gravel and cement), the walls (blocks), or the roof. From the ground up, your gift will help us build space for students and their education.
Presbyterian Church Schools in Belize (PCSB)
Cornerstone Presbyterian High School (school grounds)
Corozal District, Belize
When PCSB teachers and leaders hold workshops and seminars, they travel to Cornerstone High School. But that means Cornerstone students have to leave their classes early for a week. To combat this problem, and to ensure their teachers and leaders have a dedicated space to learn and grow together, PCSB plans to build a training centre. The centre will have a conference room for workshops as well as offices for PCSB staff.
Sinergia Transformational Leadership Foundation (Sinergia)
Peña de Horeb
Batey Mojarra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Peña de Horeb has been serving its community for ten years now, offering a quality, Christ-centred education as well a lunch program and medical clinic. Since 2018, the school has been in the process of adding eight new classrooms – something they desperately need to accommodate increasing enrollment. The project is halfway to completion, and families are eager for the expansion to finish so they can send their children to a school known for service, love, and community.
Association of Evangelical Christian Education Centers in Nicaragua (ACECEN)
Divinio Salvador was created in 1978 as the first school in its neighbourhood. Public schools have since been established in the neighbourhood, but Divinio Salvador remains the only school offering education rooted in and integrated with the Gospel. The school recently had to stop offering Grade 9 because they have run out of classroom space. Adding three second-storey classrooms will ensure the school can once again offer Grade 9 as well as welcome more students into all grades.
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)
Chijemu Primary School
When CCAP students start Grade 1, this is usually their first introduction to education. CCAP wants to expand their reach to children below the standard primary starting age and offer early childhood education to three communities. Chijemu will be the first school to receive two new classrooms specially designated for education programs for young children – bringing all children, no matter their age, into the fold of Christ’s love and care. Chijemu’s local community will also contribute to this project by providing building materials like stones, sand, and bricks.
Construction projects are big undertaking, and the cost can seem daunting. That’s why we’re working together towards our goal in smaller steps. Give a gift, unlock stories and content, and watch the impact grow.
Give your kids, grandkids, friends, or even yourself a selection of activities sure to entertain and educate. The activity pack includes a crossword puzzle, colouring page, and word search. The crossword draws from EduDeo’s website, helping you get to know us, and the word search focuses on terms and names from countries where HANDS teams visit.Print Download Crossword Puzzle Word Search
You know their names: Franklin, Lesther, Collins, Alvaro. They host HANDS teams in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Zambia, and Belize – keeping teams safe, on-task, and even entertained. Watch a video to get to know our hosts a little better and see why teams rave about these four men.Watch Now
HANDS teams, school construction, and time spent in another country – these experiences all have something to teach us for our daily lives. Work through this seven-day devotional series, taking time to pray, read the Word, reflect on a testimony, and respond with big and small actions. The devotionals can be adapted for families, couples, individuals, or small groups.
Kenneth Hanna Christian School in Nicaragua was on the verge of shutting down. Then a construction project changed everything. Watch the video to hear the story from principal Maria – and gain a fuller understanding of why construction is critical to holistic education investment.
All donated funds will be allocated to the specified construction projects. If more funds are raised than required, funds will be used where needed for board-approved EduDeo Ministries programs.