Saturday, August 16, 2008

Destiny Schools - India 03

So, I'm going to keep this blog short & sweet and mostly just show you some pictures of the beautiful children we met at the Destiny Schools in Mumbai. These schools are for kids ages 3-5 and they were amazing! In India, students have to pass a test in order to be accepted into the first grade...the test requires that they are already able to read and write in either Hindi or English. In the slums there is no way for children to learn basics, so Sower of Seeds and New Life Churches have started these schools to teach young children to read and write. What was most amazing though, is this statistic. 93% of every child who completes all three years of school not only get into the 1st grade, but their families receive Christ! Seriously, 93% of the kids they have impacted now see their entire families saved! Amazing!

Hope you enjoy this pics...they are just the cutest kids ever!

Erin Louder hands out food in one of the classes - oh yeah, these schools also provide a hot meal to every kid each day...
Kyla gives a kid high-five when he shows her his spelling work!
I remembered this little girl from last year...just love her smile!
This little boy cried for several minutes until we found that he LOVED looking at his picture on the digital camera...
This little boy was attached to Josh in one class...they bonded and then enjoyed a dum-dum!
This is Bartholemew...isn't he just precious!
These two little girls were my favorites, and Josh said that they were just like me...teacher's pets. Notice that they had the job of folding everyone's hand towel after meal time. Swerta & Angelia did a very good job, and from teacher's pet to another...I think they are fabulous!
Had to get my pic with these beauties...

1 comments:

Jenn Possible said...

Love love loving the updates!!! So precious...and make me teary everytime.

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