Mustard Seed's journey on the Eastern Archipelago began in 1976, when our founder Lillian Dickson set her beautiful feet there for the first time. With the help of Dr. Bob Pierce, the first school and teacher training program were established in the Papua highlands. The legacy of these initial footprints continues to impact generations to come.
JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS
SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS
MUSTARD SEED TEACHERS
Stories of Peace and Transformation
Can schools really change children's lives? Today we will dive into stories of children and their teachers who promote peace and transformation from the playgrounds of highland Papua.
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Facts & Figures
Click on blog posts above to read more about the Eastern Archipelago student's stories
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About the Eastern Archipelago Teachers
The Eastern Archipelago teachers consists of one Mustard Seed site leader and 12 TransformNation interns who serve children at three local schools: a Mustard Seed school and two partner schools.
Rasi, MSI's site leader, was one of Mustard Seed's children at Seeds of Hope Children's Home. He received a scholarship from Mustard Seed and after graduating from university he was first assigned to a teaching position. Through the years, his leadership ability was recognized, and thus he was promoted to principal position.
The TfN interns serving at two local schools are Kashi (assigned as school principal), Tirta, Paul, Harta, Constance, Raymond, Alicia, Leland, Tabitha, James, and John. Anthony, another TfN student, is assisting Rasi at Mustard Seed's school.