Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

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Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

Working with faith based organizations, faith based non-profits, and fellow believers, faith based Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit desire to provide prepubescent training and feminine care products, an opportunity for leaders of Ingrid Education Centre (IEC) to attend the Being a Leader Course (BAL) in Nairobi, Kenya February 4-11, 2016, a professional development workshop for teachers, and added nutritional value to the children’s diet.

Douglas Monene, founder of Ingrid Education Center, and me at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya, January 2015.

Douglas Monene, founder of Ingrid Education Center, and me at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya, January 2015.

Founded and directed by Douglas Monene, IEC is a faith based and community organization that provides education to needy and vulnerable children of the Matopeni Quarry slum of Nairobi. Because parents make $27 a month crushing rock for a living and schooling costs $15 a month, children are subject to abuse, malnutrition, lack of education, and continuation of the poverty cycle.

Celeste Mergens, founder of Days for Girls in Linden, WA, April 2015.

Celeste Mergens, founder of Days for Girls in Linden, WA, April 2015.

Overcoming one of the largest hurdles to poverty is simply providing feminine hygiene care and products to girls, who just stay home during their menstrual cycle, which Douglas says, can occur as early as fourth grade. Celeste Mergens, founder of faith based organization Days for Girls, developed a menstrual kit that lasts three years.

Empowering Ingrid’s girls to complete their education uninterrupted by purchasing these kits from a Days for Girls’ chapter in Kenya for $5.50 also provides a living wage for the women who created them.

Rice, beans, and cooking oil purchased with money given to me by my parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rasmussen, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015.

Rice, beans, and cooking oil purchased with money given to me by my parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rasmussen, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015.

Ingrid’s feeding program consists of a mid-day meal of rice, some cabbage, and sometimes beans. Consistent attendance at the school is due to this main meal, which the children would not receive if they stayed home. However, providing seed to grow kale would substantially increase the nutritional value of the meal, allowing for healthy brain development, greater concentration, learning capacity, and self-control.

Teachers acting out the text from Acts chapter three about the lame man at the temple, which was the foundation of the message I delivered as part of the professional development I did with them in January 2015, Nairobi, Kenya.

Teachers acting out the text from Acts chapter three about the lame man at the temple, which was the foundation of the message I delivered as part of the professional development I did with them in January 2015, Nairobi, Kenya.

Teaching the 300 underprivileged, under resourced, and orphaned children of Ingrid are 14 instructors who are paid one fourth of the standard salary for teachers in Nairobi. Jean Bons, The Teachable Spirit, Seasoned Professional Speaker, and Interpreter of God’s Word, desires to provide professional development to the instructors of the school again in February 2016.

Blending her life long experience of raising children, understanding of the scripture, and business, the teachable spirit creates tailor made faith based curriculum for personal application and growth, increasing the value of the education the children receive by enhancing the lives of the teachers.

Douglas Monene and Grace Moraa, leaders of Ingrid Education Centre, who will greatly benefit from the Being a Leader Course in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo taken January 2015.

Douglas Monene and Grace Moraa, leaders of Ingrid Education Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015.

Building leadership capacity in the leaders of Ingrid by providing the opportunity for them to attend the BAL Course at the Multimedia University in Nairobi, which is sponsored by Emkay (East Africa) and the faith based organization, Global Partners for Development, provides training that will enable participants to apply leadership skills without having to remember particular strategies or techniques.

This semester-long graduate-level Course has been designed to be completed in one week for $445 for tuition, room, and board. The sponsors of the Course desire to provide faith based institutions, NGO’s, SCO’s, community leaders, parliament leaders, and academic professors the opportunity to envision “The Kenya We Want by 2030.”

Helping these girls with prepubescent feminine hygiene will be the biggest impact on overcoming poverty, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015.

Helping these girls with prepubescent feminine hygiene will be the biggest impact on overcoming poverty, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2015.

Costing a mere $6,000, faith based Project Light of the World is an incredible bargain for the value created through providing feminine hygiene care, better nutrition, child sponsorship, professional development, and the increased leadership capacity of faith based Ingrid Education Centre, helping to end the poverty cycle.

Donations can be mailed to: Project Light of the World, c/o T’Shuvat Yisrael, 12807 105th Ave. Ct. E., Puyallup, WA  98374 or through The Teachable Spirit, Jean Bons’ online crowdfunding campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/jeans2016kenyatrip.

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