In partnership with local community leaders, we identify an area with limited or no access to education. Through generous donations to our education fund, we build a primary school targeting the most vulnerable and marginalized children.
Each enrolled child receives education from kindergarten through standard seven, which is the end of primary education. In our schools, they are provided with a safe and nurturing environment where they can know they are loved and develop to their full God-given potential.
As we educate, children develop hope for the future and see possibilities for themselves beyond their circumstances. Their confidence grows as they develop leadership skills, understand social responsibilities, and are empowered to take an active role in transforming their community from the inside out. We show them tangibly that everyone can make a difference.
Justine is a student at our school. His father abandoned him, and his mother passed away due to inadequate medical care while giving birth to twins. With such tragedy, hopelessness and despair abound.
Because of our education program, Justine no longer feels hopeless nor abandoned. He aspires to be a doctor and hopes to become part of the solution to his community’s healthcare challenges.
Our education program exists for this reason: to bring hope to vulnerable children through a Christ-centered education.
Educating children is a dynamic way of changing the trajectory of their lives forever. Deprived of education, children are likely to continue a familial cycle of poverty and poor living conditions. They simply have never been given the resources needed to know a better way.
Through a Christ-centered education, a door opens for them to understand the world, people, and, most importantly, God. By educating them, we are changing the future of a nation, one community at a time. It is slow, methodical work, but the dividends are rich – students and their families are finding their hope in the name of Jesus (Matthew 12:21).
LOVED, NOT ABANDONED
Bringing hope to those in need in the form of education.
Mothers. They love unconditionally. They sacrifice daily. They pray fervently. They seek the best for their children and their families. Some days it feels overwhelming. Yet, day after day, they strive to put others’ needs above their own. A mother is a mother, no matter where in the world you find her.
Salima Shaban, a mother to a student at our Kome Island school, feels the burden of motherhood strongly. “Being a mother in my culture means a lot. Most mothers in my village are the ones that think about everyone in their family’s affairs. We mothers have to know our children’s behavior, strengths, weaknesses, health, education, and how their physical needs will be met, like what to eat and where to sleep. And, most of the time we also have to work to help our men meet our necessities in life, including our children’s full educational support. Each time a child fails to go to school because a family cannot provide, it’s the mother who gets hurt more than the father. For us women, it is better not to eat so we can pay for our children to receive a better education.”
By the grace of God, Twelve21 Global gets the privilege of relieving Salima from some of this burden. Through our sponsors, we are able to provide quality education completely free-of-charge. Now, Salima can focus on caring for her family, knowing that she doesn’t have to choose between feeding her children or educating them. Because of the gift of education for her son, Salima says, “As a woman, I can now live confidently with the assurance that my son will reach his goals in life; this will make me proud. People will call me a blessed mother with an educated son. I thank you for restoring my hope and strength. God bless you and increase you.”
Uniforms and School Supplies
The knowledge that someone loves them and wants them to succeed
An opportunity to hear the gospel and be discipled