Schooling for Missionary Youngsters
“These are amazing days in the education of missionary children,” TeachBeyond’s George Durance says.
“If you look around, count the numbers and so on, it looks like the missionary children’s school is winding down. It’s not at all. It’s changing. It’s undergoing a metamorphose, and we’re seeing different kinds of missionary children’s schools emerging that are actually better than they’ve ever been, and we’re providing a richer and deeper education than we were 20 years ago.”
Durance says up to now, many missionary youngsters would attend boarding colleges, particularly if their dad and mom labored in distant or rural areas. At this time, he says, there are about 30 of those boarding colleges left, and kids attend day colleges as a substitute.
Durance says kids within the final years of secondary education want a spot the place they will relearn the tradition of their dwelling nation and study the language properly. Many youngsters will go on to universities or schools to additional their training as soon as they’ve completed secondary faculty, and so they want cultural and linguistic foundations to do properly of their college training.
“Kids have grown up bi-cultural or multi-cultural, multi-lingual. So, they need a different kind of support than they can get in more remote or rural areas.”
If kids don’t have high quality training for secondary education that reintroduces them to their dwelling nation’s tradition, households will typically go away the mission discipline earlier than youngsters end secondary faculty.
“There are many statistics about this,” Durance says. “One of the common ones is that about 21 percent of the missionary returnee groups look to family issues and especially the education of children as the primary reason that they have to leave the place of service. So, you’d have to make this, as a mission organization, one of your prime goals, providing quality educational service for the missionary children.”
Offering high quality training is vital for these kids as a result of they’re integral keys to the way forward for the mission discipline and serving to the worldwide Church bloom.
TeachBeyond has grown out of service to missionary kids and the worldwide Church. They provide high quality education in order that missionary youngsters can proceed receiving an training and households can keep within the mission discipline, serving to the Church to develop.
Nevertheless, amidst their colleges, the necessity for lecturers is giant.
“The potential is so great and the opportunity to use these kinds of schools as platforms for tremendous ministry, it almost has no limit, and yet, all the sudden you discover you don’t have a math teacher, or you don’t have a science teacher, or you don’t have the right house parent.”
TeachBeyond wants your assist to equip the following era of missionaries with very important training.
Additionally, pray that God would ship lecturers to the sector.
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