November 6, 2019

Visiting Schools (Previous Edu Deo Projects)

Vineland Free Reformed HANDS Team:

Today we spent time going to different  Christians schools in the area that had some connection with EduDeo. As usual we were driven around in two vehicles and the trip was exciting because each one wanted to arrive at the compound first, safely!  Quite a feat when there are numerous large pot holes, clouds of dust, cows,  goats, bikes, some other cars and many, bumpy unofficial detours 

 It was great to see so many students attending, many buildings being renovated and new classroom blocks being built. The principals were all happy to see us and certainly keen on having us come back to Zambia for as long as a half a year! 

The grade 7 students were busy writing very stressful official government exams. Hope they all pass!! 

 We were invited into some elementary classrooms and had fun joining a music lesson. Earlier this week, time was given to go to into  3 classrooms to teach about where we live in God's world, the four Canadian seasons, the national maple leaf symbol, how the leaves are different                                                                                                                

colours in each season, how maple syrup is made, and a tasting of the sweet syrup. In one class rooms the students sang their beautiful, God glorifying national anthem and we in turn sang  "O Canada."  It was great to see how the same "through line goals," such as beauty creator, and idolatry discerner and every square centimetre belongs to God, were posted in lots of rooms. Christian education has universal themes because the Bible is central!  

Please pray that families would send their girl children to school, that the students would be able to attend everyday and that the student teacher ratio would be reduced.  Now there can be up to 90 students in a class!  The smallest we saw was about 45 with 3 children to a wooden desk!  

This post was from Diana :)

 

Comments:

Char
Nov 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

I’m so thankful for this blog, and it’s great to see so many smiling faces. Praying that God will bless each of you and all of the lives you touch

LeeAnn
Nov 7, 2019 at 6:06 am

Josiah says hi to Coressa! He said, "Hey! That's my catechism teacher!" Can't wait for all of you to be able to share your stories with us back home. Thanks again for sharing - your posts are a highlight in our day for sure!

Rosanna
Nov 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

How neat to hear a teacher's perspective as you visit the classrooms. So glad you had a chance to join the group, Diana. God continue to bless you all and continue to do His kingdom work in being the hands and feet of Christ.

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