Great to travel to Miti Mingi this morning and the sun was shining, although the early morning was very chilly. Every day has been torrential downpours, and we have had to pray that we could reach the teaching place in the villages. Another reason why it will be so good to get the Training Centre started. Once even part of it is built we will start doing the training there, then students can come into the centre and stay for a few days. Our dream is to have it fully fitted out with IT equipment so that we can teach the students all year round from UK, or anywhere in the world. These young people and adults so deserve the chance to have education that will equip them for a career and life in general. Interesting that in our Needs Assesment session this morning, the young people all wanted us to teach them ‘How to manage the concerns we have for the rest of our lives’, and they also wanted teaching on ‘How to deal with early marriages’.
I thought about our own children and grandchildren, and all the amazing opportunities they have for education, and the life choices they then can make. The young people here should be able to see education as their right……. I feel a huge righteous indignation on their behalf. We need help to build this centre both financial and practical.
This village is full of lovely bright young people who currently have no hope for the future. 😪