Maranatha School Project
Access to education is a human right. Not only is it a fundamental human right but also is the key to reducing poverty, exploitation, and child labor. Every human being is entitled to have the opportunity to receive education. It has proven to be essential to promoting democracy, peace, tolerance and human development around the world. Unfortunately access to education in most underdeveloped countries is the reason poverty persists.
Maranatha village in Zambia is one of many communities around the world that is poverty-stricken with little to no support from the government. A small percentage of children on the outskirts of the village are permitted to attend government-funded schools, leaving the children of Maranatha forgotten. The village leaders are instrumental in providing basic education to the children. They are passionate about what they do, and understand the benefits of how an educated child can change a community and a generation.
Last year I was given the opportunity to travel with Nurses for Africa on a medical mission trip to Maranatha Zambia. Our medical clinic was set up in a building that they referred to as their school. It was very basic with walls (no windows or doors), a roof and a mud floor. This building was the place where all of the village children would gather to learn basics such as the alphabet, and arithmetic. This small space was not accommodating to the amount of children in the village. The group of nurses that I served with identified that this was a need, and we decided collectively to make building a school our priority. The identified amount needed for the development for the school will be $5,000.00 US dollars. This price includes completing the existing school walls, installing doors and windows, building simple desks for the children, evening out the dirt floor, and purchasing more textbooks for the school. This project will be instrumental in providing opportunity for the children of Maranatha Village.
Join us this year with "Hands at Work" to build Maranatha Village a school.They are the organization that will make this project come to life, and they are the ones with boots on the ground ministering, interceding, and advocating for these children. If you have additional questions or if you would like to learn more about Hands at Work please don't heistate to contact me at the below email address: [email redacted]. You can also check out Hands at Work at the following link: http://www.handsatwork.org/. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!
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