Starting a new project is a lot of work. It has also been a lot of fun to create and imagine the potential of the centre. We are slowly adding programs as we are able to maintain them. This year is full of "firsts" for the centre and for the area, as we look at ways to work alongside schools to fill educational gaps and inspire teachers with new ideas.
Also, I need your help. In this I would like to show how cool this centre is and some of the impact it makes. I do need further support- both prayer and financial. I have a partial stipend raised by ServeDirect, but the funding is dependent on me raising the rest. In short, I need funding to be able to work full time at the centre. I've started looking at other options for raising funds but all take quite a bit of time. Pursuing other ventures means severely cutting my time and investment; it also lessens my capacity to focus on the project.
In these early stages, having a creative mind and a background of what resourced teaching looks like is helpful to the CEC. One focus of the centre is to give access to 'hands-on lessons' in a place where this is not considered the norm. I am hoping to help develop more locally-made, reproducible resources and ways to make resource rich classrooms easier and more affordable for schools. This is where God has placed me; I want to do it well.
Please enjoy the photo overload that follows. There are so many great programs going on. This update will be mostly photos of the happenings, the features, and the highlights of our recent programs.