Just a couple of weeks ago I met with Jorge Rodrigues, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse Australia/New Zealand and toured its operation. It was very impressive, especially when I saw how many of the staff at Samaritan’s Purse are actually volunteering both their time and abilities.
Last month, Samaritan’s Purse opened four brand new school buildings in Cambodia. These replace the four derelict sheds which previously stood. It’s great to hear good news in the middle of so many arguments and insecurities in Australia.
And new buildings are just the start! With each new school, Samaritan’s Purse launch literacy programs, which have historically improved literacy rates from 10% to 88%*.
Poverty and lack of resources prevent most teachers in rural areas from having adequate education qualifications. By providing training and the supply of computerised education, children are now able to overcome this obstacle.
For more on this story, go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/4-schools-in-3-days/
I am so encouraged by these outcomes and it kind of puts other issues in perspective. If you would like to support Samaritan’s Purse with Steer contact us at https://www.steer.org.au/contact/