This school is open as a kindergarten and day care center. It is designed also to be the site of a new church plant in this city one hour west of Phnom Penh.
The Garuna Foundation is partnering with The Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC) in the planting of Garuna Christian Schools.
The purpose of this ministry is to plant rural community schools where the CLC has local Lutheran congregations and clusters of Garuna Kids. In this way the entire community can enjoy the blessings of an excellent education in a Christian school and also learn of the love of Christ.
In some cases the planting of a Garuna Christian School will also be the opportunity for the CLC to plant a new congregation in a new area, as well. The Garuna Christian Schools are not traditional elementary schools but are 'tutorial' schools. The children in Cambodia attend government schools for half days--some attend in the morning session and some in the afternoon session. When they are finished with their required school session they are then welcomed to come to the Garuna Christian Schools for extra help in the core subjects including Bible stories, music, and lessons.
The first Garuna Christian School is located in Tbung Khumum Province in Cambodia. This school was dedicated on October 14, 2013. Over 150 people from the village attended this wonderful event. The school currently has an enrollment of 70 children in grades one through six.
Two additional schools opened in October of 2014. These two schools are located in Prey Veng and Kampot Provinces in Cambodia. These schools have over 120 students and 130 students, respectively, in six (6) grades. Plans are also in discussion to study the feasibility of opening a self-sustainable elementary "teaching" or "lab" school in the capital of Phnom Penh. This school would not only serve the children of Phnom Penh but would also be the host location for the teacher training events for the rural teachers.
In addition, by God's grace, Garuna Christian Schools number four (4) and five (5) opened in 2017 in Kampong Chnnang (100 students) and Kampong Speu (50 students) Provinces.
We pray God's richest blessings on the ministry of the CLC and their local congregations where these Garuna Christian Schools are located. The CLC would like to plant additional Garuna Christian Schools, as well. We are looking at sites in Siem Reap, Battambang, and Steung Treng Province for locations of additional schools. If you would like more information on how to help with this exciting school planting project please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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