End of year Summary and Updates on Chicken Project.
NLF PRESIDENT VISIT
In early November 2021, Pastor Glorious paid a visit to different friends and supporters of New Life Foundation (NLF) in the US. In his three week visit, Glorious shared how God is using NLF to change lives of many children in Tanzania. Upon his arrival, Glorious was hosted by the Whitleys and had opportunity to visit long time friends and families that have been supporters of the ministry since their visit to Moshi. While in Massachusetts, Glorious met with Paul and his wife Rhonda. Rhonda taught English and Bible Knowledge for 3 years at Fountain of Hope before moving back to the States with her husband Paul.
Later during that week, Glorious met pastor Tim Johnson of Pfrimmer's Chapel, Ray Kochis, a principle of Cincinnati Christian Schools, and had opportunity to share the Word at City Hill Church around the same area. In his three week trip, he also spoke and shared about NLF's mission to churches in Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.
We want to thank all the hosts who opened up their homes and gave their time and resources to make his visit comfortable.
In our last blog, we shared an update on the construction of the school chicken farm. We recently received an update on the first batch of chicks in the buildings completed. The school currently has a little over 300 chicks. NLF also hired a farm coordinator to supervise most of its farm projects and the new chicken farm project. Again, we want to thank everyone who gave, prayed and helped this project come to fruition.
Apart from providing extra protein to their diet, the project adds another practical farming skill to both high primary and secondary school students who are already involved in other farming projects.
Each year form four students, equivalent of K-12 in the US, are required to take an exam that prepares them for advanced studies. The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) divides performance into four different categories, division I, II, III and IV. Each division represents average grades obtained in each test. So division I will represent individual with A's in their tests while II B's, and division III C's and so on.
The 2021 results puts the school in a spotlight it has never been in before with nearly 50% of the class obtaining division I and the other half division II. These impressive results put the school in 52nd place nationwide and 2nd place regionwide. To put that into perspective, as of 2020 there were nearly 5000+ secondary schools, and Fountain of Hope was 52nd nationwide.
Thank you all for praying and supporting the school. It takes a team of dedicated teachers, friends, and supporters to achieve such results.
On Glorious's visit to Cincinnati last year, NLF together with Cincinnati Christian schools, initiated a teacher's exchange program. The exchange program will allow two teachers from Tanzania to visit the US and learn different teaching techniques from their fellow teachers in the US. At the same time, NLF is preparing to host two teachers from Cincinnati Christian school in the near future. The first phase of this partnership involves two teachers from Tanzania visiting the US later this summer. The two teachers, Christina Mwiru and Gideon Abel, will be the first pair to represent NLF in this partnership.
Please pray for favor, wisdom, and divine appointments as the two navigate to get all necessary paperwork. Education partnership has been a long term goal for NLIF, and we praise God to see that it's finally happening.