Dream Come True

Posted May 10, 2010 by 4 Comments

For the first time ever, Kager’s dream to open a secondary school is finally a reality.

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Next Steps
    • Want to help provide books for God Kado Primary and Secondary students? Email ned.jubilee@gmail.com to see how you can be involved.
    • Organize a sports equipment drive to help the new secondary school!
    • Pray that Kager’s fund-raising efforts in June and August are successful.
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About the Author: Jessica Shewan is a journalist with World Next Door. She graduated in 2009 from The University of Evansville with a bachelor's degree in History. She loves making new international friends and is passionate about seeing the global church pursue justice and peace!

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  1. Jim.M said... 

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    May 10th, 2010 at 7:23 am  

    It’s difficult to understand what school in general must be like in Kager. What it costs per student, how many students 9-12 grade attend, what is taught, where the teachers come from, and so on. It looks like what I imagine a prairie school was when this country was being settled.

    The next steps links below the photos were helpful, I always forget to click on them…I’m usually so blown away by the photos by the bottom of the article that I miss them.

    Jess, thanks for the “pictures worth thousands of words” start to my day today. You, the students, and teachers in Kager will be in my prayers today. As I drive to work this morning I will pass the local HS where over 4000 students are learning, and a football stadium where the cost of one game would probably fund Kegar’s education effort for several years.

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if a local school here would adopt the school in Kegar for the next four years.

    On second thought, perhaps I should pray for us here at home, that God would awaken in the hearts of our community the desire to lend a hand to what we see here in your photos.

  2. Bill Shewan said... 

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    May 10th, 2010 at 9:25 am  

    Jess – The closing line, “The dream has come true” moved me to tears. I was touched by how badly these precious parents want their kids to get an education, and so impressed with how JVP is helping this small town stand on it’s own two feet by jobbing out the making of school uniforms to a local seamstress. Hope is growing and can’t help but become contagious.

  3. Catherine Bell said... 

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    May 10th, 2010 at 12:11 pm  

    Makes me want to jump on a plane and join in! (I am a retired teacher, so I guess it’s in my blood.) Yes, may God empower someone(s) to encourage them with supplies…

    Thanks, Jessica, for being there. Can you tell us more of Linn’s story, and how she comes to be involved there? Might encourage someone else in their path.

  4. Jessica Shewan said... 

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    May 11th, 2010 at 4:25 am  

    I’m glad the pictures gave you a glimpse of the hope that is here in Kager. The challenges the students face really are tremendous, and I plan to do another story soon to go deeper into these issues. I do know that because of JVP’s partnership, this school is much more affordable than other ones.

    I’m glad you mentioned the idea of a school-to-school partnership. That is something Linn and JVP are pursuing right now so if you have ideas, let her know! She can be reached through Ned, and his corrected email address is ned.jubilee@gmail.com

    Linn has an incredible story and heart for cross-cultural ministry. She’s been to Kenya before through church connections, and last year when she was here, she incorporated a one-day trip to Kager. The people here stole her hearts! After that, she joined JVP as a partner and is helping with several projects. You can read more of her thoughts from her first visit on JVP’s blog (www.jubileevillage.org)

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