When you were growing up, did you ever go to Summer School? If not, I’m sure you understand what it is. Well, here in Bukavu, we’re teaching four summer classes this year in addition to our VBS program: English Class Introduction to Traffic Law Music lessons and introduction to different music instruments A Writing and Reading … Continue reading This week in Bukavu – 7/20
FHA GREEN CLUBS A program for the cleaner environment Our first Green Club for a cleaner environment was started last school year in one of our partner schools, called Mushere, with the idea of duplication in other schools. These are the Green Club leaders from the Mushere school. Water gets into the classrooms … Continue reading This week in Bukavu – 5/7
More on Microloans Our microloan committee has been working hard going through the business proposals given to us by candidates who would like to receive a microloan from our program. Did you know it’s not easy to get a microloan from us? To be eligible, candidates must first take our FBS (Focus Business School) … Continue reading This week in Bukavu – 4/28
Future Hope Africa family: Happy July 4th for our American friends; many of you celebrated America’s independence this week. Speaking of that, on a historical note, the D.R. Congo received its independence from Belgium on June 30, 1960. Whooo—whoooo–All aboard FHA’s VBS train! I had my weekly conversation with Bintu on Wednesday and then … Continue reading Counting Down to VBS…
Hope. What is the definition of hope? How do the people of Bukavu keep their hopes alive? And how do we, as sponsors, friends, and prayer partners, give enough of ourselves to keep that hope alive? Read below to hear directly from Bintu on the issues that the people of Bukavu and our friends at … Continue reading HOPE
Bracing for winter storms, my husband has diligently been filling empty containers with water “just in case.” In North America and Europe we don’t often consider the day-to-day struggles others have to obtain clean water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. A group of students in the Netherlands rose to the challenge of investigating global clean … Continue reading Connecting Continents, Student to Student
New cowboy hat. San Antonio, Texas My visit with Bintu: What a blessing it was to finally, after so many years—at least 10—to have my sweet sister, Bintu, travel all the way to Texas to visit with David and me. We so enjoyed her stay here and were glad to offer her respite after her … Continue reading Bintu in a cowboy hat?