Education has long been one of the four pillars of Harvesters’ evangelism efforts in South Sudan which include discipleship, education, health care and meeting the basic needs of orphans as well as vulnerable women and children. The purpose of our Education program is to develop a cohort of well-educated Christ followers who will serve as the future leaders of South Sudan. In order to accomplish this, we focus on the wise, promising and dutiful cultivation of learning along with the development of academic skills and godly character through two onsite primary schools serving more than 600 students.
We also offer scholarship opportunities for Secondary, Post-Secondary and Technical Training for both our orphans as well as deserving children from the community. These opportunities are made possible through our Hannah Scholarship Fund which was established in 2012. With the first group of 24 students, we saw the potential that was available and exemplified by Hannah, who was a great woman of prayer. By pouring out her heart to God, He filled her and met her desire for children. Like Hannah’s children, our children are a gift from God and it is our privilege to care, guide and train them for the next phase of their lives.
The number of students eligible for our Hannah Scholarship Fund has grown substantially from our first 24 students in 2012. In 2016 the number of eligible students has nearly doubled to 54. Likewise, the necessary financial resources to support this program have also grown substantially, from $20,700 to a budget this year of $54,104.
We need to raise the funds to make this possible. Will you join us? An investment in the Hannah Fund will create a significant impact – one that is both immediate and eternal for these children. Your gift, no matter the size, is important and it is a wonderful opportunity for us to work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom. See below for a breakdown of our 2016 Hannah Scholarship Fund opportunities:
Hannah Scholarship Fund Opportunities for 2016:
- $ 142 ea – 36 Secondary School Students
- $1,305 ea – 4 Technical School Students
- $2,160 ea – 6 Business School Students
- $2,420 ea – 3 Nursing School Students
- $4,084 ea – 3 University Students
- $5,610 ea – 2 Medical/Clinical Officer Students
Gifts of any amount and frequency are accepted and much appreciated!
you can support a
student’s further education through Harvesters’
Hannah Scholarship Fund.
Hannah Fund Student
JAMES BOND MICHAEL
People keep asking why I chose to Study Law…
A law degree is very valuable because it teaches me to think critically, flexibly and analytically, to apply complex reasoning to complex sets of facts, and to develop, explain and implement innovative and fair solutions. That said, our profession suffers from a terrible amount of elitism, so that we have deluded ourselves into charging and paying “elite” prices for our credentials. This, unfortunately, decreases the public’s access to justice, and could be the undoing of our profession if we are not careful. The court systems in South Sudan are drowning in backloads in a system that batters the poor with unfair jail sentences and fines, without enough defense lawyers to stand up for them, even though they are theoretically guaranteed a right to a lawyer( Article 19 (7) of the South Sudan constitution) . The question I keep asking myself who will stand for such people but for the money? I said Here Am Lord use me. There is no better Joy than to do what God has willed for your life.