Mustard Seed Schools Empower Local Girls
“Just because you were born female and watched the women in your life being abused and exploited, doesn't mean you have to accept it. Imagine waking up every morning with a sense of hope knowing that your generation, in this village, could bring about change.”
You could resist the traditional norms that force girls into marriage and childrearing in their early teens. You could finish school now that there’s a high school nearby. You could be set apart and be protected from an abusive and controlling culture.
Our goal at Mustard Seed International is to help young people challenge and change the chauvinistic cultural narrative by empowering young men and women alike through transformative Christian education.
We believe that through education, Papuan women can understand their value and their male counterparts can learn how to treat them as equals with love and respect (see some statistics here). There is still much work to be done but God is moving in the lives of young people throughout the Papuan highlands. To hear some of their stories firsthand, we welcome you to watch the video below.