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Home arrow CAP Blog arrow A Day in the Life of Jisu Prem English School
A Day in the Life of Jisu Prem English School

ImageIt is early in the morning.  Students are waiting outside the gate to be let in. They walk in as the gates are opened. A few seconds later you’d find them sitting in their classrooms reading the books stacked in their class or playing with the toys  - constructing a house or a jeep with a game which was meant to be a puzzle – having a great time on their own. Then you’d hear few children playing outdoors, running around. The school begins with the teacher’s devotion – a time where the teachers spend some time in reading God’s word and praying for the day.

It is early in the morning.  Students are waiting outside the gate to be let in. They walk in as the gates are opened. A few seconds later you’d find them sitting in their classrooms reading the books stacked in their class or playing with the toys  - constructing a house or a jeep with a game which was meant to be a puzzle – having a great time on their own. Then you’d hear few children playing outdoors, running around. The school begins with the teacher’s devotion – a time where the teachers spend some time in reading God’s word and praying for the day.

The day has begun. Let’s take a walk in the corridor. It is time for Bible stories and songs and memory verses or just a time of prayer. Then there’ll be phonics, Math, Hindi, Social Studies, Art and Craft, games. A peep into the Standard 2 class and you’ll find either Suguta reading loud and clear or Jyotchna solving a math problem on the board or the teacher helping a weaker child. In Standard 1 you’ll ‘hear’ the excitement of Monalisa or you may even see Robinson translating some instruction in Soura or you’ll see all of them singing their favourite song “He’s still working on me”.

Here we are at the door of the Senior kg.  The teacher is explaining Phonics taking great care to see that the students learn the sounds correctly. He will then have games to teach some concept in Math or maybe take them outside to play a game he has planned. The youngest of our lot is the junior kg. class. Don’t be shocked if you hear a thud or a boom in the class. It is just the teacher animating a story to his first batch of 15 students. The rest of the students would be coming in the next batch in the afternoon.

Let me introduce you to our special batch. They were dropouts of the local school but today after three years with us they are in the 4th standard. We are doing 2 years’ studies in 1 year. 2 to 3 years from now they’ll be in their 10th.  We are looking forward to yielding our first fruits soon.

What is so unique about this group of 135 children? These children would have been rearing cattle or cleaning their house or carrying a younger one in a knapsack. They would have been filling drinking water, washing clothes or cleaning utensils. They would have been tagging along to help their parents in farming. And then they would have grown up frustrated at the poverty and the sheer difficulty of living in a terrain like theirs. They would have left their homes in search of a bright future as a construction worker in Mumbai or Chennai – bright or bleak!!! But now they are spending their childhood like it has to be spent – in learning and playing and having fun, in getting grounded in God’s word and allowing their minds to be awakened by knowledge of the world outside, in getting equipped for a truly bright future. That’s what’s unique about our children. It is what God is doing in their lives. He is bringing about a transformation in the lives of these little ones and through them the society. We believe that God is building their lives for a greater purpose. He is making all things new in this place.

We thank God for our partners who pray for us, visit us and call us up. We appreciate your participation in this work.  It is heartening for us to hear about children collecting money for the school by cleaning their shoes and memorizing verses. We are thrilled when people volunteer to help out in areas where we have difficulty. Thank you so much church for walking along with us as we accomplish God’s purpose in this generation.

In Serango (Orissa) for the church,

Royce, Lydia, Mahima and Arpana.

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KOLLURI MANASSEH  - One Thing - IS TO PRAISE   |18-02-2010 17:07:02
Hi Royce,

I'm Blessed and thrilled always as I always hear about the work
happening @Serango.

"Lord Jesus, I praise you for your amazing ways and plans towards your
people living in Serango(Orissa) and you had never
forgotten them."
natasha   |19-03-2010 14:02:08
Hello, you are doing a brilliant job! Keep it up.

3.25 Copyright (C) 2007 Alain Georgette / Copyright (C) 2006 Frantisek Hliva. All rights reserved."

 
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