Our God has been so good to us since reopening of schools in May. There is a lot of progress as far as academic work is concern. COVID Vaccines has been taking by many families. We see that the pandemic has gone down drastically. Thank God for that.
Praise the Lord! The School bus is now in good condition. We only had some challenges with two tires. By God’s grace we have resolved it
During the vacation in April some people broke into our kitchen and took away our cooking utensils. By God’s grace we have bought a new one. We are praying for the best.
C. FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
The global economic crisis has affected our finances. There has been an increase in commodities in the market. Cooking oil of Ghc285 in January is now Ghc450, Fuel has risen from Gh32 to Ghc 62.50 per gallon The take home allowances cannot take people home. Sometimes it becomes difficult to pay our teachers. But thank God for providing for us every month to honor our staff.
As at last quarter our enrolment was 61. Two have left for the government school. The parent complained they are in serious economic crisis and cannot pay for the canteen fee. Since the government is providing free feeding so they have sent their wards there to enjoy that offer. We have had 4 admissions so far making our enrolment 63 now. Academic work is improving and the parents are happy.
NEED A TEACHER
Madam Latifa who joined us last year for Kg 2 has left for a Nursing Training. She had an intension to become a Nurse. She applied and after an interview she was accepted. We are looking for a teacher to take over the class. Mean while we have combine KG 1 and 2 together till we get a new teacher. Praise the Lord.
Academic work is ongoing. The people are now performing well. Their contribution is very encouraging. Some few are lacking behind but the teachers are helping them to catch up. Since the teacher –pupil ratio is about 1:10 our performance is very encouraging. The teachers have time for each child.
Most of the Parent has regretted taking their children to the Government school
Their children educational standard is going down
The Public school teachers are on strike and the children are staying at home.
The Monitoring and supervision of the Government teachers is far low.
Two of the parent has brought their children back. Few others have promised to come next term same.
d. LAND CHALLENGE
Last quarter I reported on the new school building project. On the land we have laid about 1500 blocks to begin the building of a six unit classroom block. We are praying to get funds for the project. God is our helper. We are planning to do it in phases. We want to put up a three classroom structure in the mean time as we continue to pray for the Lord to provide fund for the rest.
By God’s grace a website has been created by the school where many information on the school will be put there. This is a direct answer to our prayer. The address is www.runmissionintschool.org
(Class one Classroom)
f. ROLF VISIT
ROLF, a German visitor who came to visit us as I reported in last quarter report has not been communicating. He arranged a zoom meeting with me but it could not come on and ever since I have not heard from him. We still have to pray for him.
DR. ANGEL SKINNER’S VOLUNTEERING WORK.
Dr Skinner read about Run Mission International Volunteering Opportunity on Idealist.org and shown interest to teach the little children who were staying home during school closure due to COVID 19 Pandemic.
Since September 2020 she has been teaching at least one hour a week for free through Whatshapp video call.
Even during vacations she continued teaching till now. She has imparted knowledge in the children’s life. Dr Skinner loves these children and can now call them by their names. Jesus said in John chapter 10 “I know my sheep and my sheep knows me.” She gives homework to them. If she is not able to teach Pastor Isaac assist her.
Since last year we have been using our chapel for the class due to the increase in enrolment. When we went there the children in the community (both Moslems and Christians) heard of her teaching and developed interest to be part of her class. We opened our doors for them and six children in the community have joined the class.
Dr. Skinner is happily teaching almost every week. Her passion is to teach children to read, write and speak good English. Her dedication, sacrifice and service have propelled the children to a very high level. There has been a great impact on the children’s life and studies. She has taught a lot of English words, pronunciations and their meaning. They can now speak good English and construct sentences.
BEREAVEMENT (ABUDU ALHASAN)
We have lost one of our Muslim
children who joined our class when we came to the Chapel.
On the day the Muslims celebrating their Idr- Fitr( Ramadan Fasting). All the Muslims went to a School park to pray. On the way to the prayer meeting this boy was hit by a tipper truck loaded with sand and died instantly. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Meanwhile her mother was pregnant . Two and half months latter she has delivered a baby boy. The Lord has brought a replacement. Praise the Lord.
(DR. SKINNER’S CLASS)
Our appreciation to Dr. Skinner for giving her life, time and service to these young Ghanaian children from far away in the United States. Her service is like fragrance incense with sweet smelling aroma in the sight of God.
May the good God continue to bless Dr. Skinner. May He shine His face on her in all she does in Jesus’name. Dr. Skinner, we are grateful.
ANSWERED PRAYER REQUEST
The academic standard of the children is improving.
The car has been fixed.
For a new bus.
More pupils to come to the school.
The children will study very hard to create a good image for the school and for themselves.
The Lord to provide fund for the new classroom block.