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For the next month, I plan to highlight our partners’ work in several countries with regards to poverty alleviation through education. Every week, I’ll post information provided by our mission co-workers deeply involved in this work.
This week’s post discusses Gwenda Fletcher’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Studies show a strong inverse correlation between levels of education and poverty. In the Congo, with 77.2% of the population living on less than $1.90/day and more than half the inhabitants younger than 18, there is significant potential for education to improve household well-being measured ...
To observe the effect of God working through the PC(USA) partnership with the Bethel Evangelical Secondary School (BESS), you don’t have to look any farther than the life of Amanuel Tesfaye, the director of BESS. In all honesty, Amanuel is the epitome of everything we are taught in the Perspectives course.
Amanuel has lived in Dembi Dollo his entire life. He is the eldest child from a very poor family. Amanuel’s father is a very poor farmer who still lives on the road between the BESS School and town. Years ago, a ...