More School updates!
As many of you are probably already aware, we have started a new pre-primary and primary school called Neema Christian Academy.
A letter from Jeff Bys our Kenyan ministries director:
Today we reviewed curriculum for Neema Christian Academy. Our plan is to start each class with 15 students, that is a mix from our Neema Mercy Home (new name, same home) and the local village. This curriculum is for the whole year and will be replaced yearly because they are workbooks. Many of the schools around us do not have a book per child, but we feel this is a vital for a quality education and it is required by the education department. The breakdown of curriculum prices for this year looks like this:
Pre-Kindergarten $13 per student
Kindergarten $16 per student
1st grade $16 per student
2nd grade $18 per student
3rd grade $18 per student
4th grade $32 per student
5th grade $32 per student
Can you help educate a child buy purchasing a set of curriculum for a student or two. The cost for a couple of students isn't much but when you add it all up it is a lot. A quality education is a key to change for these kids. In addition to this curriculum we have building costs and NCA staff salaries so we need all the help we can get. I will post the donation link in the comments and you can mark it for curriculum if you are able help with this need.
Thanks for all of your love, support and sharing our posts! 💜 We are so blessed to be here serving Him and loving on these children.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Now just a word on finances right now. As Jeff said above this is big step of faith that God will provide all the financial resources for us to build up the minimal needs for us to get this school up running. We were blessed with about $6000 in extra funds of year end giving, so by God's grace we have been able to pay thus far for $750 of the needed $1000 for the curriculum, and have been able to use the balance of the extra funds to build some needed fencing, a new entrance gate and buy the materials to build all the school classroom walls and foundations:
So on top of another $250 needed for curriculum, We need around another 15 bags of cement, sand, lumber for roof, iron sheets for roof, and labor. For that, we are looking at probably around $2500. That does not include windows and doors, and desks. Windows and doors can wait, we can move into the new classrooms once the roof is done. Even if we don't have the $2500 now, the next 2-3 days would be masons building the walls. For that we need $70 in sand, $140 in cement, and about $100/day in labor. They work quickly so if we had donors send in Neema School donations right away to cover construction costs, we could be done in 7 or 8 days!
Pray about making a onetime sacrificial Gift as soon as you can to help us get the classrooms ready to be used at some level. If not we will need to meet in various places inside Mercy Home or under shade trees...and you know how much it rains in Kenya!
Visit AboutFaceMissions.com/donate for various ways to give and simply memo Neema School to designate. Big or small gifts are very needed!
Thank you! May the Lord help us bless these little ones with quality education and discipleship, and may HE use you!
Click button below for direct online giving for for this need now.