N’Jeleka Mission Centre Preschool
In March of 2012, Pete was approached by a group of elders representing 14 churches that form the N’Jeleka Mission Centre to begin teaching them the Bible. They said they had been praying for a long time that God would send someone to teach them.
“And by the way, we’ve been praying for someone to help us start a preschool, too.”
So plans are now in the works to meet with those elders to have a formal discussion about how to go about starting a preschool. It’s more than deciding on a location, hiring a teacher, and inviting the children. In order to do it right, i.e., to create a school that is sustainable after the westerners leave, it will take a lot of forethought and planning. It will take having a group of committed people who are passionate about making it happen and who are willing to follow through once the school is open. It will take parents who are excited about the prospect of their children getting a jump start on their education; material resources like benches, pencils, and paper; teachers for whom it is not just a job, but a profession. It will take a curriculum that is appropriate for both teacher and students. It will take time.
We’ll keep you updated on our progress and let you know of any specific needs we have.