Current Projects

Uganda - Water Harvest System and Tank

Good Samaritan School is located in a very dry region of Uganda. The school uses approximately 600 liters of water daily for general needs as well as for the children’s meal program. Every year, the school faces the challenge of getting enough water due to little rainfall. A new project will allow the school to harvest and store rainwater from the building’s dining hall and kitchen roofs. The rainwater harvest system, which includes a 24,000-liter plastic water tank, will reduce the high costs of buying and transporting large volumes of water from distant regions. It will help provide students with a safe water supply throughout the year, especially during the long, dry seasons.

Total Cost: $6,200

Total Raised:
50%

Guatemala - Basketball Hoops

The basketball court at Horeb Christian School in Guatemala has just been painted, however the old basketball hoops have been removed because they had become unstable and potentially hazardous. New hoops, boards and posts are needed to keep the basketball court safe for children to play in. Two new basketball sets with acrylic boards and adjustable steel posts will benefit the more than 200 students at the school.

Total Cost: $1,850

Total Raised:
100%

Uganda - Skills Building Workshops

Sponsored children in Uganda who are in Grade 7 and older will use their vacation time to develop basic vocational skills. This skills-building workshop will teach students basic computing, and how to make notebooks, chalk, and liquid soap as well as other items to sell at a local market. The training for approximately 30 students will be done during holiday periods to help keep students occupied when they are most prone to be lured into illicit activities. By teaching the students’ practical new skills, the workshop will also help pave the way for them to earn an income in the future.

Total Cost: $850

Total Raised:
0%

Dominican Republic - New Printer

Juan Calvino School needs a new printer as their current printer is vastly out of date and needs constant repairs. A new printer will help the administrators and teachers plan and prepare everyday materials and lessons for the 130 students that attend the school.

Total Cost: $500

Total Raised:
100%

Guatemala - Music Room

Marimba music is an important part of Guatemala’s national identity that is unfortunately getting lost in the cultural norms of the day. Messiah Christian School plans to introduce marimba classes for elementary school students so that they are reacquainted with their nation’s musical practices, especially as they pertain to worship. Opening a music room will help develop the students’ musical talents and creativity while reinforcing their national identity. In addition to refining their artistic abilities, the students will be taught the art of worshiping God through music.

Total Cost: $5,000

Total Raised:
100%

Dominican Republic - Christian Teaching Resources

Juan Calvino school makes teaching children about the love of Christ a priority. In addition to daily devotions, the school dedicates time to teaching children about the Bible and Christian principles. Rather than searching for ad hoc materials, educators need formal teaching resources that they can use throughout the school year. Workbooks specifically for children and teachers’ guides will help to augment the students’ understanding of the Bible.

Total Cost: $3,200

Total Raised:
100%

Dominican Republic - Improved Air Flow for Classrooms

Students at Nest of Love school attend classes in very hot weather, and a single ceiling fan in each classroom does not provide enough airflow to reach the entire classroom. Many students find it difficult to concentrate because of the heat. The school needs to purchase 10 new fans to improve the learning environment for students and teachers.

Total Cost: $1,000

Total Raised:
100%

Dominican Republic - New Roof for Playground

Nest of Love School is upgrading a section of its playground area designated for three- to five-year-old children. The section will be roofed so that the children will be protected from rain and falling fruit. The roofed area will give small children a safe place to play in, away from middle- school and high-school students. The floor of the playground will also be cemented to make it safer and more stable for the use of playground equipment for the little ones.

Total Cost: $9,700

Total Raised:
0%

Dominican Republic - Playground Development

Small children at Nest of Love School need a safe space of their own to explore and play. They are currently integrated with older children on the playground, and the play equipment is too large for the little ones. A new play area designated for three- to five-year-old children will include outdoor rubber flooring, a children’s playhouse, tot-sized swings, a slide, and a teeter totter (seesaw). The designated play area will help young students in their early development years by giving them more freedom in an area suited to their specific needs.

Total Cost: $5,100

Total Raised:
0%

Guatemala - New Building for School

With a steadily growing student body, Mesias Christian School’s existing rented facility is no longer able to accommodate all the children being enrolled. The current facilities have cramped classrooms and there is no open space for the children to play in. With more than 140 elementary school students now enrolled, there is also an impending need to expand the school to include a high school.

The school has purchased land for a new building. Environmental assessments have been completed and the land is being prepared for construction to begin. Plans for the three-story facility include nine classrooms on each floor, washrooms, science labs, an office for staff, and a small cafeteria. The new location will also provide children with green space, including a playground and basketball court. There are also plans to offer high-school technical education in graphic design and forestry, which will give graduates more opportunities for employment right out of high school.

Total Cost: $150,000 (Phase 1)

Total Raised:
7%

Dominican Republic - Paint Job for School

Research shows that the setting children learn in is important for the learning process. However, limited resources at Juan Calvino Christian School in the Dominican Republic have made it impossible to paint the entire school. Many of the school’s walls are in a state of disrepair. A new paint job on the perimeter wall and on the inside and outside of the three school buildings will improve the school’s appearance and make it a more positive learning environment for students and teachers.

Total Cost: $4,200

Total Raised:
0%

Guatemala - Education Centre

An Education Centre built for Mi Especial Tesoro school will mean that rent will no longer be an expense.  The school can then better invest in the lives of children and their families. 

The land is already purchased, and the school will have 2 floors.  The first floor will include separate classrooms for nursery, kindergarten, primary grades, washrooms, teachers’ meeting room, administration office and warehouses. The second floor will have middle and high school classrooms, washrooms and a computer laboratory.

The school will be able to provide technical courses such as cooking, carpentry and computers for higher-level learning.

Total Cost: $150,000

Total Raised:
75%

Units of Hope

Help change the lives of a family living in poverty by providing a solid two-room house, with a kitchen, roof catchment, water tank and latrine. Provide hope for a family in need today!

Total Cost: $6,000

Thank you for your consideration in donating towards any of these projects. Any amount impacts the life of a child, their family, and the community!