Kabala Christian School
In 2005, just as the Secondary Campus (then known as Fraser Valley Christian High School) was beginning the process of renovating their building, they felt called to partner somewhere in the developing world to support the advancement of Christian education. We partnered with World Renew and the Christian Reformed Church which had a mission in Sierra Leone. This partnership led to the building of a primary school which opened it doors in September of 2007. The funds for the building project came from an enormous fundraising effort by our students in conjunction with the tithing of our school’s capital campaign.
Kabala is situated in Koinadugu District, in Sierra Leone. People expect very little from this impoverished northern province, however, Kabala Christian School has put the district and town on the map with students scoring among the highest in the country. After several years our US partners, Schools for Sierra Leone, joined this venture and have generously funded much of the new building projects. They continue to be important partners in this good work as together we fund a large percentage of the costs of daily operation.
A quality education and literacy are what can lift a child out of poverty. The students graduating from the Christian school in Kabala are going on to study at colleges and universities around the country which was unheard of 15 years ago. In just a short time those alumni will be making their own contribution to the country and possibly even to the school they graduated from.
We are proud to regularly send a team of students to visit the school, live in the community and experience rural African life, a truly life-changing event. God has blessed us in order to bless others and this relationship is a testimony to that circle of blessing.