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Although the history and nature of these relationships are different, they all serve to advance the cause of Christian education globally while allowing SCS to discover what God is doing in the world. SCS Global is linked to Surrey Christian School in its goals and mandate, but has a separate board, constitution and bylaws and has its own charitable tax status. SCS Global’s board of directors is approved by the society’s membership, the SCS school board. The director of SCS Global is Judith Carcamo.
In the heart of Sierra Leone, where landscapes are dotted with emerging schools facing dire challenges, a transformative partnership unfolded between two Grade 4 classes and their counterparts across the world. Despite the geographical distance and disparate circumstances, these students embarked on a journey of understanding, empathy, and collaboration, showcasing the true essence of global education and shared humanity.
The initiative commenced with thoughtful planning and collaboration between educators, setting the stage for meaningful exchanges. Leveraging technology, the classes connected through teachers’ WhatsApp, exchanged letters, and shared photos and videos, creating a cultural dialogue that transcended borders. Both groups read through the book “Same, Same but Different,” fostering a sense of unity amidst diversity.
Later that year, secondary students travelled to Sierra Leone, visiting the same sister schools their younger peers had already been in contact with.
Upon their return, the grade fours were overjoyed to hear about the learning and lived experiences that took place in Sierra Leone.
Inspired by their newfound understanding, the Grade 4 students initiated a fundraiser. Through their collective efforts, they raised $854 Canadian. This generous contribution was channeled to the Sierra Leonean schools, resulting in a monumental transformation – the introduction of running water. For these schools, often lacking basic amenities, this development proved to be an absolute game-changer, promising a future of improved sanitation and well-being for the students. Through shared experiences and collective action, they have nurtured a sense of belonging and empathy that will resonate far beyond the confines of classrooms.