After several months of closure due to COVID-19, I am happy to report that children have returned to in-person learning in Kenya! (No, virtual learning isn't an option at slum schools in Africa.)
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Education Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
I am trusting the Lord with you amidst all of the concerns with Covid-19. As you know, this virus is no surprise to our sovereign God. I pray that you are well and encouraged by His gracious promises to go before us, to be with us, and to never leave us or forsake us. He is good and worthy of all praise!
“No school today!” For the school children of the Western world, snow days are generally a much-anticipated reprieve from studies and, during winter months, it is common to hear children talk excitedly about the days they’ve missed from school. But for students in the under-developed parts of the world, missing school is no joyful occasion. Especially for students in Kenya. Heavy rains there can last for days and take away valuable time for these children who have so little—and for whom education is the ladder to climb out of poverty.
Boniface Mutuku is 7 years old, and he and his mother live in a slum in Kenta, Kenya. Hard working and with an iron will, Boniface's mother makes a meager living by scavenging construction sites for discarded wood, which she then sells to hotels as firewood for cooking.