Exciting news just received from Pierre Rimorbi, project coordinator for Dono-Manga, Chad.
“Good news! School inspectors from Lai the state capital judged our school the best in the region this year after completing their inspection. We have more than 700 children enrolled in the school with eleven teachers and two guardians. The students are divided into ten classrooms.”
This school’s development and growth is an amazing story. A
young man from Dono-Manga named Sebastian, graduated from the Jos School of Biblical Studies and returned home a couple years ago and wanted to start a school. What began with a little over one hundred students has grown beyond our wildest dreams. Children now come from miles around to attend school.
One of the factors that has enabled such growth was our work to bring clean water to Dono-Manga. Many children were prevented from attending school because they spend their day searching for water. In 2009-2010 Hope Springs rehabilitated 26 out-of-service wells and drill 35 new wells providing clean accessible water to over 100,000 people. This has given many children the freedom to be able to attend school.
What is equally remarkable is that this has been done with a
mostly volunteer staff of teachers whose classrooms are makeshift thatch huts along the compound wall where our orphanage is located.
But what makes this most remarkable of all is that Dono-Manga is located in the middle of nowhere. This district is 60 miles off of the nearest paved road. When you get to that paved road from a cart path through miles of bush you are still over 100 miles from a city of any size. If you are not familiar with how this work began let me encourage you to take a few minutes and watch a short video of our beginnings. Click here
We will soon share plans for a permanent school building to house this growing school. We believe that through this school we will be able to bring lasting change to much of southern Chad.
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