Our Approach - capacity building
Training is a strategic decision. We do not run schools. Instead, we multiply our efforts by coming alongside Christian leaders already working in African schools, helping them become more effective.
Since 2006 For the Children’s Sake Foundation has provided professional development to Christian schools in East Africa and South Sudan. By building the capacity of African Christian school administrators and teachers, we are able to touch the lives of multiple thousands of orphans and vulnerable children through people of their own community, language, and culture.
Because Christ is truly Lord of all, every aspect of learning belongs to Him, from mathematics and literature to science and art. As believers, our teachers and students must learn to bring their love for Christ, and His love for them, into every decision-making area of life: cultural, relational, political, academic, social, and religious.
To that end, we train teachers and administrators to view life from a biblical worldview. We help them learn to integrate the biblical worldview into academic instruction, as well as their relationships with their students. Our hope is that as children learn to think and live biblically they will become leaders who model peace and integrity in their communities and nations.
whom we serve
For the Children's Sake Foundation serves the orphaned, vulnerable, disadvantaged, impoverished, and marginalized children found throughout Africa. Christian schools are sometimes the only viable option for these children, as government schools may not be available within walking distance of an hour, and are often plagued by teacher absenteeism, drunkenness and abuse. Our projects help schools provide children with Christian teachers better equipped to nurture students' growth, intellectually and in Christ.
Christian School Educators
Our professional development seminars allow pastors and Christian school administrators and teachers to catch the vision of education for spiritual as well as academic purposes, and they are provided with practical tools for accomplishing the mission.
Many teachers who serve the poorest children have not had the advantage of quality preparation for teaching. In fact, some do not have any preparation at all. For the Children's Sake Foundation's professional development courses and follow-up observations enable teachers to become more effective educators as they learn about child development, planning and delivering effective lessons, ways to develop higher-level thinking skills in their students, and how to integrate a biblical worldview into all academic learning.
Christian school directors have the desire to serve the orphaned and otherwise vulnerable children in their area for Christ. They believe strongly in the need for children to be educated and therefore start schools to help meet the needs they see in their own communities. However, many of those who begin schools have no background in education, nor are they trained in business. Our professional development seminars provide an understanding of the hallmarks of excellent Christian education, as well as practical help in areas such as budgeting, strategic planning, management, hiring, and other issues involved in running a school.