A New Year at WISDOM Community School

The Lord faithfully provided for all the needs of WISDOM Community School in 2015. We thank YOU for your support, love, and prayers for WCS.

Teachers at WCS express their gratitude for God's provision.
(L-R) Ruth, Sonile, Rogers, Miriam, Monica (not pictured: Abigail, Clara)

A new school year begins in January 2016.

What is ahead in 2016?

  • New students in the 1st grade - they have no preschool or kindergarten exposure, so everything is new to them!
  • Growing attendance - each year, each grade gains more students.
  • Alumni students - Besides the students in grades 1-7 at WCS, the WCS family has students who have graduated WCS to go to higher levels. Attending 8th grade next year are 14 former WCS students and 8 are attending 9th grade next year in the local public high school. LIVING WELL helps fund the higher education of these students. 
  • One new teacher - Monica, pictured to the right above joins the WCS teaching staff for 2016. 
  • New curriculum - The Zambia education department has issued new curriculum in most subjects for each grade. That means the school needs new books! 
  • Kitchen building - When the Lord provides the remaining funds, a kitchen and storage area will be built - hopefully near the beginning of the year!
  • School lunches - When the kitchen building is complete, the school will provide lunch (dependent on available funding).

To accommodate the growing needs, funding is needed. 

Immediate needs are:

  • Monthly salary for the new teacher. TO DONATE NOW.
  • $100/student for the alumni students (22 students). Enrollment fees have to be paid by January 10th. FUNDS  are needed immediately to be able to pay for these fees! TO DONATE NOW.
  • New curriculum. Some has already been purchased but much more is needed. We buy according to our funds, even if we don't have enough funds to be able to buy all that we need. TO DONATE NOW.
  • Classroom supplies - the basics, pencils, paper, etc. TO DONATE NOW.
If you want to be a part of providing an education to the children in this school in a slum area, please DONATE NOW!

New WISDOM Teacher

Beginning in January 2016, WISDOM Community will have be completely staffed with seven teachers for all seven grades for the first time!

Please pray for Monica, our new teacher. She has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and graduated last year. Monica will be teaching the 3rd grade, which will have around 60 children in one class. 

The new school year begins in January in Zambia. Their elementary schools comprise grades 1-7.

Congratulations to WCS 7th Graders!

WISDOM Community School's 7th graders took their exams to qualify to be accepted into the 8th grade. All 14 of them passed! Three of the boys will go to a more advanced 8th grade; the remaining 11 will attend the 8th grade where we currently have 8 former students attending. They will begin the 8th grade in January when the Zambia school year begins.

Teacher Miriam helping with the mural at Camp Wisdom.
We are very proud of all of these children and are very excited that three are exceptional! 

Special credit goes to Miriam, the 7th grade teacher. Miriam joined WCS this school year. She is a highly qualified teacher and has more credentials and experience than most of our teachers. Her faithful teaching showed up in the exams of these 7th graders!

In Zambia, you must pass the qualifying exam to be able to proceed to the 8th grade. Students in the 7th grade can choose to drop out after the 7th grade or they can take the exam. If they do not pass, they can repeat 7th grade or dropout. The "regular" 7th grade in that area is located with the public elementary school. The "advanced" 8th grade is located with the high school.

LIVING WELL is raising funds to help with the cost for these children to begin their secondary education, plus continue to assist the ones who are currently attending 8th grade and begin the 9th grade in January. We are pledging $100/student towards their expenses next year.

If you would like to help a child from this slum continue their education, you may DONATE NOW.


Ed and Donna Edwards