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Another primary focus of Salt and Light is education for the children in the lake area. Probably the most important program that we offer as a ministry, second to evangelism, is education of the children. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary items to attend school. We want them to receive an education that will enable them to broaden their horizons and raise their standard of living.
Only by educating the children, can we make the future brighter for all the people. We strive to educate them not only in a school setting but also in health issues, social skills and spiritually.
At the present time, we have over 260 children being sponsored by people from the United States through our ministry. Because of these sponsors, we are able to provide uniforms, school supplies, transportation, and other basic needs of the families.
In addition to providing the basic necessities for the students in our program, we provide medical and dental checkups for each student.
Because we want the students to give back to their communities and not feel entitled, the children are expected to maintain a certain grade point and attend school on a regular basis. They are expected to perform community volunteer services in the area they reside. The parents are also encouraged to attend workshops on different topics so they will be informed about the importance of supporting their children to continue in school.
We pray, that because of our efforts we can make a difference in the lives of these children.
Suffer the little children to come unto me: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.