Build a School
Hire and Train Teachers
Provide Education from Kindergarten through Standard 7
While we know Jesus is the only hope of the world, Jesus himself valued people’s physical, mental, and emotional needs alongside their spiritual ones. Jesus commanded that we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). How can people learn to love God with their mind if they cannot read His word or use critical thinking skills to understand Him and His world better?
Giving someone an education is a dynamic way of changing the trajectory of their life forever. Without education, children are destined to continue a familial cycle of poverty and poor living conditions, simply because they have never been given the resources needed to know a better way. Through education, a door is opened to understand the world, people, and most importantly God. By educating children, we are changing the future of a nation, one community at a time. It is slow, methodical work, but the dividends are rich. Through education, students and their families will find 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