As God leads us in every step at Agape Village, He has provided us with the resources to build a school on the grounds of Agape Village Orphanage. Set a few hundred yards behind the orphanage, this school will allow us to offer a nurturing and encompassing education to all of the primary school students at Agape Orphanage and, as room allows, to children from neighboring villages. Agape Village Orphanage Director Nyawa Lungu says the school will lead to many blessings for the children. “I know for sure the school will bring about big dreams in our children as they will get an opportunity to learn in a way they haven’t had access to before,” Lungo says.
One of the children's favorite Bible verses is from Matthew 7:7 -- "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you."
God is so good.
The school took less than a year to build. It has eight classrooms, bathrooms, storage rooms and an office. It's tentatively scheduled to be open for students in January 2019, when the Zambian school year starts.
During our last visit in March, the Agape kids were able to see the school classrooms as they Skyped with American students.
Top left, Mickey and Jackie Bailey, Agape Village Founders, express their joy at seeing how God has brought their journey of building the Agape Village School to a beautiful conclusion. Top right, Beatrice, also, expresses joy in one of the new classrooms.
Top left, Mickey and Jackie Bailey welcome District Commissioner Catherine Kunda to Agape School for a tour. Top right, Mickey prepares to raise the Zambian flag outside Agape School. Read more about Madame Kunda's visit here.
Another view of one of the eight classrooms. During our last visit in March 2018, whiteboards and Epson projectors were installed. The hope is to offer an education to the children that melds Zambian culture and school curriculum with modern technology and a higher standard of performance.