These are done in two categories. There are some projects that we do with the help of teams from our partner organizations (EduDeo and World Servants). These projects are done in partnership with the community.
The second category is done entirely by the CCAP Education Department. In such projects, there are no international teams that are involved. To some extent, the school community is involved and sometimes it’s not involved. Construction projects range from building and renovating classroom blocks, laboratories, teacher houses, toilets and school dormitories.
This is a Christian centered approach that is based on the rationale of integrating the gospel into the curriculum content of any school world over. Teaching for transformation is not connected to any Christian denomination but rather it fits in any Christian doctrine. Teaching for transformation core purpose is total transformation of the teacher, learner and the entire community at large. We believe that integration of the TfT enables the learner to understand that God is found in each subject matter that is taught at school and to work as co-workers with God in the restoration process of the broken world by living the through lines.
This Project is set to empower 20,000 Women and Girls in education, entrepreneurial skills, skills development, financial empowerment through various modes that include; formal and informal trainings, role modeling and mentoring, provision of school fees and scholastic materials to bring up holistically transformed and emancipated women and girls who will confidently contribute to decisions on issues affecting them and the communities they live in.
With a view of promoting Education for all, schools located in remote areas have been helped with solar power. This project enables pupils and teachers and students to practice ICT subject using solar power, studying during the night and also using solar power for security purposes. This project is responsive towards the introduction of Information Communication Technology subjects in schools.
This is a newly introduced project that we are undertaking. We believe in working as co-workers with God in nature conservation. This project is connected to being beauty creators and earth keepers in the restoration of God’s environment.
This programme is all about providing scholarship funds for secondary students to enable them to stay in school. The orphans and vulnerable children are identified with the hep of school administrators who knows the children better in their school community. The CCAP Education Department requests a minimal commitment fee (about 10%) from such students and pays the rest of amount in full, this is done per annum.
This is a new project that we have embarked on as CCAP Education department in providing and promoting education to the marginalized in society. We are intending to start operating children with disability unit at Msuzi Primary school. We have been sensitizing schools and communities on the value of educating children with disabilities and providing for some of their special needs. We are intending to find a care taker, a cleaner, cooks and a guard who will be specifically working in the unit.
We conduct computer workshops that are facilitated by our international partners so as to equip our teachers with Information Communication and Technology Skills and content. Some other ICT workshops are facilitated organized and facilitated by our local teachers so as to update and learn from each other. The other project that we do is the distribution of educational materials in the schools of need. Among the materials that have been distributed are books, chalks, computers and desks.
In order to empower schools to be self-sustaining, the CCAP Education Department is helping schools with different income generation activities such livestock keeping. Schools have been empowered with piggery and poultry projects. The projects are meant to meet the daily costs and also to help volunteer teachers meet some basic needs.
We believe that healthy of the pupils is priority in an effort to promote quality education. The CCAP Education Department has embarked on a project of providing clean and adequate water through drilling of boreholes (water wells) in needy areas.
For EduDeo, we host teams that include both the old and youths. Furthermore, depending on the team’s interest and planned activities, the teams normally spend 2 weeks while other teams spend 3 weeks or a month. The teams usually participate in construction works of classroom blocks and teacher houses, conducting information and communications technology trainings as well as cultural exchange activities, with our CCAP teachers. The teams usually lodge at our CCAP Guest House.
These teams are comprised of young men and women, mostly between the ages of 16 and 30. The teams normally spend their time at the project site where they do construction works either teacher houses or classroom block together with the local community. World Servants teams are usually larger groups of 20 to 45 participants per group.
In order to reduce the teacher-pupil ratio, the department has embarked on the project of engaging volunteer teachers who are supported by the department. This year, the department has engaged 9 teachers to operate in various mission schools. This project is instrumental in mitigating the high unemployment levels as well as acting as a remedy towards shortage of teachers in schools.
The Department partners with the government through the Ministry of Education in terms of providing and paying teachers in our schools. These teachers are trained and qualified in various subject areas. However, we also have trained teachers who are not yet deployed by the government who do their duties on voluntary basis but receive some allowances from the PTA Fund (Parents Teachers Association).
For community schools, some community schools comprise of both trained and untrained teachers. However, most of the teaching staffs are not trained. These normally, only receives appreciation allowances from the community where the school is based. In most cases their allowances are so minimal that they struggle to survive.
Note: These are some of the major activities that we are engaged in as a department. However, we are willing and ready to be engaged in other activities as long as they are in line with our vision and mission.