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 165 students and 220 students, respectively, in six (6) grades.
In addition, by God's grace, Garuna Christian Schools number four (4) and five (5) opened in 2017 in Kampong Chnnang (90 students) and Kampong Speu (70 students) Provinces. The Garuna Christian School (#6) in Siem Reap was dedicated on January 16, 2019. They already have 220 students attending daily. Garuna is now looking at property in the Phnom Penh area for GCS #7. The GCS system and its enrollment is nearing 1,000 children who now have an opportunity for a good education and to hear the Good News of Jesus on a daily basis.
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.
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+ Thank you & God's Blessings +
Garuna thanks Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School in Fremont, CA for partnering with us in the building and operation the sixth school in the GCS system. Enrollment at this GCS is already well ahead of expenctations with over 200 children attending daily. Thank you Prince of Peace for your partnership in the Gospel!
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.