In Central Archipelago, Mustard Seed works in Java, Kalimantan, Bali, and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Our lab school in Java is a model of transformative Christian Education. It produces excellent and loving educators, serves thousands of children, and blesses communities through education, coaching, and discipleship.
CHILDREN AT CHILDREN'S HOMES
Latest News from Central Archipelago
Here we will take a look at the work on the Island of Promise. Because of your support, a hub school is being developed and children are receiving an education at 18 village schools across the island.
Watch How Your Love Reaches Out!
Facts & Figures
Click above to see more pictures of the development of our hub school building on the Island of Promise
Click above to see more pictures of the children & teachers at the hub school
Click above to see more pictures of the children & teachers at the village schools
About the Teachers and the Schools
The works on the Island of Promise consists of the development of one hub school and 18 village schools across the island. The hub school is designed to be financially independent and looking forward to subsidize the other 18 village schools. The village schools practice farming to help the operational cost of the schools.
The schools serve 499 children through 43 teachers, including 7 TransformNation interns: Lydia, Jordan, Erin, Victor, Joy, Mario and Meli.
About the Island
The Island of Promise is known for its thousands of hilly savannahs. Because of it's challenging topography, the villages are scattered on the hills with many disconnected from modern facilities such as electricity and clean water.
There are around 5,3 million people on the island, with 20% of them living in poverty. Most of them are farmers with a nomadic culture. The high school drop out rate had reached 25% and around 429,000 people still can't read and write.
Things to Discuss
1. The Board of Education's data shows that 1,3 million of children on the Island of Promise dropout by the time they reach high school, and more than 400 thousand are still struggling with literacy. Do you think that schools and young teachers can make a difference?
2. Let's discuss how the support from North America has reached these remote villages. What is your advice so we can help more children gain access to education and maximize their potential?
3. What kind of changes would you like to see in the lives of children on the Island of Promise and how can you be a part of those changes?
4. Is there any questions do you have about the work? What would you like to learn or understand better?
This is how you can pray for the children and teachers at The Island of Promise
1. Please pray for the teachers who are serving children on the Island of Promise. May they continue to be excellent at their work, leading children to know their purpose in God. May Mustard Seed's teachers grow in perseverance with love whenever they serve the children in remote villages.
2. We give thanks for the provision that was utilized to build two classrooms, a playground, and two student bathrooms. Please pray for the provision of the following needs:
* Well drilling. They are struggling to get clean water.
* Adding six more classrooms.
* The ongoing projects: teacher's bathrooms, gymnasium, school fence, floor finishing, and more playground equipment.
3. Please pray for the children and their families. May God protect them against all virus and diseases. Many of them don't have access to heath care facilities and clean water.