Schools educate kids from the slums

Our students present the children's story books and sports equipment we brought to their Fijian friends

Our students present the children’s story books and sports equipment we brought to their Fijian friends

One of the Anglican schools in Suva specialises in teaching students from the slums and squatter settlements. Bishop Kempthorne Primary School and Basten College is the home for 500 students. The team visited the school, and as mentioned were serenaded for lunch. Actually I think the boys were really trying to catch the eye of our lovely girls!!
NZCMS National Director, Steve Maina, shares Gods word, and does a little Kenyan dance to great applause

NZCMS National Director, Steve Maina, shares Gods word, and does a little Kenyan dance to great applause

Then we split up into two groups, with our younger children visiting the Primary School. They presented children’s story books we had brought with us, stationery and sports equipment which is desperately needed too. I saw students at lunchtime using a 1.25l fizz drink bottle as their rugby ball, so the balls will be appreciated.
The older students were welcomed into the College and hosted with prayers, devotion, music, dance, and speeches. Our Steve showed some of his Kenyan dance moves which brought shrieks of laughter from all the girls, and no one could match that! The exchange of schooling experiences were enjoyed by everyone. One of our team commented: “…they start school at 8am and have only 30-minutes for lunch, Wow! They work a lot harder than us!!!”

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