Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Phakamisa Graduation

On Monday we had the first Phakamisa Pietermaritzburg 'graduation'. The six month Childminders course came to an end and about ten faithful students received their certificates. It would seem that they have found the course worthwhile and most of them have signed up for the Educare course starting in August. The Phakamisa journey has been a good one so far. Not only do we empower teachers, so that they are stronger, but the children that they teach have a start in life that is vastly improved over what they would have had otherwise. I am so inspired by the trainers who have come from Durban every second Monday to teach, the monitor who is employed to follow up at the preschools to see how the learning has been implemented and the local church members who have just got involved.
I am beginning to believe that God just wants to do stuff, but he is held back when we don't make a start. In Phakamisa we took a little step and he has carried us the rest of the way. In Jesus, we have an awesome God!

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