Abato Education Projects:
We have been able to establish the Abato Pre-school and the Abato Junior school on a 2 acre piece of land acquired at the end of 2013. The 8 classrooms at the school are providing quality education to 413 children in the community. The expansion of the school follows the construction of the first 6 classes under the #BricksForASchool campaign which began at the end of 2013.
In September 2014, we embarked on the Abato Day Care Center Project which has so far been successful and is set to open in 2015. The center will offer services to the community as an extension of our the Abato pre-school. Two building have been erected for this purpose.
Kingdom Vocational Institute has successfully graduated its first 4 graduates in December 2014. This began as a simple tailoring training center but we hope to expand its capacity in the coming year to offer quality vocational instruction to teenage mothers and widows in the community.
Community Livelihood Projects:
a). Safe Rain Water Harvesting has been started at the Abato children’s center thanks to a generous grant from Water for Kids UK, a 10,000 liter capacity tank has been fitted to hold water for supply to the community. Consequently we have had enough water for use at both the school and in the community.
b). Soccer field Project:
We have also been able to establish a soccer field for children in the community thanks to grants from the High Five Club, UK and its partners including Pass It On Soccer. The project is giving a chance to hundreds of children each week to play sports at the facility. We are also using soccer the medium for outreach and communication with the community on various issues.
The Lord has continued to bless us more this year, we have been able to organize a series of prayer gatherings on a monthly basis which has brought the Church and our community together. “The Miracle Overnight Prayer Meetings” have been hosted at our church since the beginning of 2014 and we have seen the mighty hand of the Lord work through these.
We were able to also partner with Capturing Courage International Ministries for a week-long conference hosted at Grace Community Bible Church. Pastor Cyndy Lavoie from Canada was there to minister to us at the start of December 2014.