Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sponsor a child


Sponsor a Child for the new Christian Primary School in Kabala, Sierra Leone

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?For just $200 you can enroll a child in the new Christian Primary School in Kabala, Sierra Leone and pay the cost of his or her education. It will cost $25,000 to operate the school for a year. This includes all material costs and pays the salaries of a principal, four teachers, two security staff, two maintenance workers, two cooks and a school secretary/receptionist. We anticipate 140 students in this new school for September.

Will the families have to pay tuition?Yes families will pay tuition fees. However, because the standard of living is so low, even a very low tuition fee is a big challenge for families. Students will be required to come to school in uniform; also a significant cost.

What kind of education will be provided?The school offers grade 1-4 education to start. They will have certified Christian teachers who will be teaching the Sierra Leone government core curriculum and like our Canadian Christian Schools will integrate Biblical worldview and values into all they do. The biggest advantage to these children will be the low teacher/student ratio of no more than 35:1. By African standards this is simply amazing and will make all the difference in the child’s education.

Who will I be sponsoring?The children who will be attending the school will be from Kabala and its surrounding area. Some of the children will be from Christian families, but many others will attend for whom the gospel will be a new and life-changing experience.

How can I pay for this sponsorship?
In order to keep our administrative task simple, we prefer one cheque for the entire amount. If this is not possible please contact us to discuss other options. You will receive a tax deductible receipt early in the new year for the entire amount.

Will I know who I am sponsoring?
We hope to send a small team to Sierra Leone next fall. One of their main tasks will be interviewing and photographing students, preparing a profile for each that can be shared with you, the sponsor.

We are inviting you to join us in this revolution of hope for the children of Sierra Leone. To see how the project is coming along visit www.kabalaschoolproject.blogspot.com.

Global Partners in Education is a joint effort of our K-12 system, supporting educational efforts in the developing world. If you are interested in learning more visit www.fvchs.ca

Fraser Valley Christian High School - “Becoming by grace what Christ is by nature.”
15353-92nd Ave
Surrey, B.C.
V3R 1C3
(T) 604 581-1033 (F) 604-581-1712 (E) fvchs@fvchs.bc.ca (W) www.fvchs.bc.ca

Please complete this form, detach and return to Fraser Valley Christian High School with your donation.
Cheques can be made payable to “FVCHS—School Sponsorship”


Name: _________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________


Full Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________


Email address: _____________________________________

Enclosed is my cheque/cash for $ _______________ to sponsor __________ child(ren).

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