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Join a HANDS team and serve children through school construction.
Christ-centred schools are often beacons of hope to their communities – they are a safe space for children to live and grow and experience love. School construction projects ensure there is enough safe space for all children to attend – so no child is ever turned away. Team projects can include: constructing new classrooms, rehabilitating old ones, repairing rooves, building playgrounds, adding on-campus dorms, and more.
Projects are led, started, and finished by the local community – and your role is right in the middle. You’ll work alongside community members, teachers, and students. You’ll share stories, joys, and struggles. You’ll worship together and grow as global brothers and sisters. When you’re part of a HANDS team, you’re part of the global family of God.
Your HANDS team is part of the bigger, long-term picture of Christ-centred education. Your project means more children can learn to live as Christ. Your project means teachers can make learning come alive in the classroom. Your project means families can hear the Gospel for the first time. You’ll come for ten days but make an impact that will last for generations to come.
We asked God to send people and the means to fix [our school’s] play area. We did not have a place for the students to gather and play. We prayed every day for two years. And God sent us you.
– Yesenia, Dominican teacher, speaking to a HANDS team
Bottom line, my one response to people is: it will be a life-changing experience. Coming back changed and being more aware of the world out there, and being more aware of how big God is… that’s reason enough to go.
– Steve McKnight, past HANDS team leader
Ever since I can recall there have been Americans and Canadians that come visit our school. Every year, they brighten my days. Their passion in helping through the projects they do in our school and what they bring for all of us – this has amazed me.
– Lindsey, Belizean student