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May 9

Leadership, Partnership & Learning!

Posted on Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Thank you all for your love and support!  It really makes a difference!  Love, Maribeth

Watching young people lead fills my heart with great love and my mind with a powerful vision for the future. The Director and staff of the ABC Project are all under the age of 30, two of them under 20 and they are getting a real experience of Christian leadership. Here they present an update and Project Outline for 2010 for the directors of the Community Based Child Care Centers (CBCCCs). We are in partnership with seven centers that serve orphaned and vulnerable children 2 ½ to 6.  Each center serves 45-150 children daily.

 

Great job Abgail! Our newest member to Africa ABC! Our 19 yr old leader!

Great job Abgail! Our newest member to Africa ABC! Our 19 yr old leader!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can never get Malawians to smile during serious events!

You can never get Malawians to smile during serious events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Based Child Care Center Directors plus

Community Based Child Care Center Directors plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our staff trains teachers on site, paints educational artwork on the walls, and now we have a Children’s Outreach Ministry Teacher, Simon Nkhambala that visits the centers weekly to give Bible lessons and teach the children the Word of God. Simon also teaches our children at the school two times a week. He and Jane Kaonjezere are designing our Bible curriculum for 2010-2011! Zikomo!

Simon teaching our kids about God! Simon was voted Best English Speaker this week by the staff, which earned him a candy bar!

Simon teaching our kids about God! Simon was voted Best English Speaker this week by the staff, which earned him a candy bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon is a gentle and committed leader, dedicated to our children's faith development.

Simon is a gentle and committed leader, dedicated to our children's faith development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since our kids in Guava are developing strong reading and writing skills in English and Chichewa, we are starting a earn your own kid’s Bible program.  Once they memorize 25 verses, they are going to receive an illustrated children’s Bible at their reading level!  Way to go Simon and Jane! We would like to expand this program to the CBCCCs but each Bible costs 8$ so we are starting small.

 

Hilda Mandota and some of our Paw Paw kids and their volcano!

Hilda Mandota and some of our Paw Paw kids and their volcano!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Kabambe and her Mango class and their volcano!

Jane Kabambe and her Mango class and their volcano!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omega and Ian making an Earth!

Omega and Ian making an Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great lesson Jane!  And when did you learn to draw like that? Monart!

Great lesson Jane! And when did you learn to draw like that? Monart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children at our school learned about the layers of the Earth and volcanoes this week!  It was an exciting week! We thank Folsom Art Association for donating money for art supplies.  We bought clay and you can see that the children made their own Earths and then cut them to see the layers. We created volcanoes the Montessori way outside.  A big hit and great learning experience!  Then the children drew volcanoes and labeled the parts.  Art is a vital part of self-expression and learning at our school. We weave art into cultural studies.

 

We love our school, but have to pack it up each week and store it on Saturdays and Sundays because we only rent the space during the week.  It is a lot of work, but the kids have started helping us on Fridays and they help with set up on Mondays.

 

Girl power!

Girl power!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zikomo Olive!

Zikomo Olive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Requests: 

Please pray for our children that they will grow in faith, love, and learning. Please pray  the staff of Malawi Wa Yesu will grow in Christian leadership, maturity, love and unity.  Please pray for us as we take actions to become self-sustainable.  Please pray for our wisdom and administration! And please pray for our ministry partners that they will be empowered to serve the children with great care and intelligence.  Zikomo!  See you all soon!

 Love, Maribeth

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