In to the schools
A good school is such an important institution in any community. Good in the sense that real learning & nurturing takes place, that children are safe and valued and inspired by competent, passionate, caring educators. But a good school requires team effort - staff, children, parents and the broader community must work together to make the most of the opportunity that a school building and departmental resources provide.
At the end of 2012 we believed that in order to impact the children in Fisantekraal in a deeper, broader way we needed to get into the schools. We began to pray and talk - and listen to what parents & children in Fisantekraal were saying. We decided that Trevor Manual Primary School should be our focus for 2103 since the majority of the children who attend our weekly kids clubs and other events are pupils there.
Unsure of nothing else, other than Trevor Manual was definitely 'it', we began to pray & brainstorm how and who. Towards the end of November Ethne Klerck - the MercyAIDS team's newest member, said she would be interested in the schools' aspect of our work.
And the next thing we knew, Ethne had met with Luani from i am Special ministries and together they had approached the principal of Trevor Manual Primary School about running the program for all children in Grade 1 to 3. He agreed to allow the program into the school and to print the workbooks!
Ethne is building a team - Fisantekraal residents and people from outside who would love to be part of this venture. The sessions are on Tuesday & Thursday mornings. If you think you'd like to be involved or want more details please contact us.