One of the SVN Trustees did some follow-up work in Rwanda after the project he was involved in in 2017. He writes: “I returned safely after a successful trip to Rwanda. Thank you all for your prayers. My son soon fitted into the work and got into six schools, four of which were in rural locations where I was running training sessions on farm business planning for church communities engaged in agriculture.”
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Philippines with Elim Missions May/June 2018
Jane Caine will be leading a team to the Philippines to undertake teacher training in two venues. This is a follow up visit, following a preliminary visit in February 2017.
WITH WATCHMAN INTERNATIONAL OCTOBER 2017
Susan Kimber and Shirley Lickfold had a very profitable time in Uganda when they gave teacher training to teachers from three schools supported by Watchman International. They spent two days at the residential home, Elizabeth House, for children and young people with disabilities.
"We appreciate the service (training) given to us by SVN (volunteers) because we have learned new skills so we say they should come back for workshops."
Watchman International, represented by Glenys London, was an excellent project with whom to work. Everything happened as planned with the teachers giving up a day’s holiday so that the training could take place in situ in their schools.
The training session was a delight, and when the school was visited three days later the teachers were already implementing some of the ideas from the training.
"Thank you for sending the SVN teachers- they have reminded us of what I had forgotten"
The subsequent two days, spent at Elizabeth House, were amazing. What the founder of the school (an older lady going blind) had achieved was phenomenal and a testimony to God’s grace and loving care. Susan gave an excellent talk to the staff and House Mothers with two teachers from the local school also attending.
"This is to say that I have learned many things that (I) have not been knowing"
John Perkins visited Cambodia. He went with Mission Direct for a two week project helping to build a floating school in a village of Vietnamese exiles. They are marginalised and forced to live in a village on a lake at Siem Reap on the river Mekong. There are 60 or so children and 2 teachers who are waiting for this to be finished and so on a couple of afternoons some of them also helped train these teachers.
Jane Hunt is teaching in two Primary schools in the slums, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for over three weeks. With the help of a translator, she will be teaching and also training the teachers. These schools are very basic and the teachers and children have very little English BUT need to learn it, and hear it spoken! She will be using creative ideas for stories and simple drama, focusing especially on Stories and Story-telling using mime, puppets ,songs etc
Linda Nevin-Drummond went on a recent trip to Zambia, revisiting many schools in some of the poorer districts in Lusaka