Every year at Lutheran Holiday Program we aim to communicate to the children how they live in such a blessed country, Australia. We teach them about sharing God’s love by helping others in our world who aren’t as fortunate as we are.
This year, we are supporting Mission Educate. Mission Educate is an organisation which began in 2000, when Australian missionaries opened a preschool class in Beira, Mozambique to tackle the vicious cycle of poverty which stems from lack of education. This quickly grew to a primary school, and now to a high school with over 2000 students today. The school enables students to receive an excellent education on a subsidised fee.
Recently, Mission Educate acquired land from the government to build a technical institute (TAFE) for farming, construction, engineering and IT, as well as a university and orphan care in the plans. However, in April 2019, two cyclones hit Mozambique and devastated not only the school, but the entire city. All the roofs were displaced from the buildings and many resources, including computers and textbooks, were ruined. Due to the cyclone, many families have lost everything they own and will struggle to pay fees for their children to keep attending school.
At Lutheran Holiday Program this year, we will be learning about some of the dreams which children in Mozambique have, and we will be raising money to help them achieve that dream by sponsoring their high school education.
Your kids will learn more about our Mission on Day 1 of our program.