Alton Webteam: September 2018
We are really looking forward to hosting a team from our supporting churches in the UK next month. The team will be visiting all of our projects in Kibera and running a staff retreat. Please pray for the preparations for this time, both for us and the team getting ready to travel. Also that God would really bless and refresh our staff at the retreat.
In recent discussions with the teachers, we've learnt that many of our students are not able to read as well they should at their level. This hinders them in all of their classes and slows down their learning. Its a disadvantage when it comes to exams as they don't understand the questions.
All of our students have either started school late or been in and out of school before joining us. Most kids dont have a chance to read at home. They have had to catch up on a lot and it seems that their reading is suffering.
The homework and reading clubs at the library and school are helping but we feel we need to do more. We are working to find the best ways to help those who are struggling now and putting more of a focus on literacy with the younger children we work with.
Please pray for those who need to catch up. Please pray also for our staff as they search for the best solutions for our students.
Where is God Leading?
This is the time of year when we start to make our plans for next year. Our central question is, where is God leading us in 2019? Please pray as we explore ideas and set vision for the coming year that God would align us with His perfect plans.
Thanksgiving for teachers who took time out of their holidays to give extra tutoring to some of our students,
Thanksgiving for art sessions in the library over the August holidays.
Thanksgiving for Nairobi Mission Church who blessed our students with awards for their hardwork and effort this month.
Pray for continued strength and peace as our candidates prepare for their end of primary education examinations.
Pray as we prepare to host a team from the UK next month and take a staff retreat together.
Pray as we focus our efforts to improve our student's reading skills.
Pray that God would be at the centre as we work on our plans for 2019.
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