Education is the perfect way of protecting a human being. Therefore GAD would like to provide education even to the hopeless, like orphans and refugee children. Because without education this miserable group of children may pose a permanent threat to our society.
In January we witnessed masses of refugees after brutal rebel attacks in the district of Boga. Yet, for every disaster, positive things are happening. This time around im Mambasa terriotory with the Pygmees.
When we met them last year, many of the children and youth were actually crying, asking GAD to fascilitate their education “because now, we have no hope and no plan for our future”, they said. And they are not alone. In fact, only 15 percent of the children of Mambasa have access to education. Something needed to be done. So GAD it it.
125 Pygmee children now regularly follow the courses in GAD-supported schools! This means 125 new opportunities for prosperity and development for the Pygmee communities. A challenge though, is that many of the pupils leave school around noon due to hunger.
To change this and attract the Children who still do not go to school, GAD needs means to
Provide vitamin rich lunches against the malnutrition and child mortality among the pupils
A free school kit with textbook, pen and notebook
Bibles and Christian litterature for them to learn more about their faith, and to give opportunity for reflection and discussion
Support for the local health center to prohibit and shorten sick leave among the pupils.
We are also to hand out copy books and pens because most of the children were following courses without books to take notes. Hence they have difficulty in remembering what they learn.
More than 250 children altogether currently profit from GAD’s activities in Mambasa and the surrounding areas. We also give cleaning lessons to reduce risk of contamination in school areas.
Yes, we are a small organization with no paid workers, either on the field or in the administration, but my experience is that this promotes decisiveness and efficiency. What do you think? What kind of organization are you more likely to support?
My thankfulness to those of you who red these lines, and may our Lord Jesus protect all who have gathering ideas and money for the success. This is only the beginning.
Hoping to hear your view on education to build a better world in the commentary field below.