Happening Now: Sponsored Student Accommodation
Giving children locked in poor communities a chance to develop their full God-given potential is what the SAM Ministries Child Sponsorship program is all about. In Mozambique we have started two pre-schools and a grade school where sponsored children attend. When the children get past grade 7, we have to ensure they can continue through High School and on into skills and/or post secondary training of some kind.
In the last number of years, we have rented accommodation for the sponsored children in the closest town that has a high school and we have ensured they continue to get the care and mentoring to provide the best possible all-round development…spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually. It has always been difficult to find good rental accommodation so a year back the mission purchased two properties within a 5-minute walk from the High School some have attended. Due to the generous donations of some sponsors, we have been able to get the construction of our first dorm facilities underway. Click here to watch the drone video of progress so far!
This first lot is a 30 x 40 meter property and a water well has been dug which provides good and plentiful water! The boundary wall has now been built to ensure better security and privacy, the kitchen has been built and the bathroom and shower facilities are only lacking the roof. The main dorm foundation is now poured, 30,000 bricks are on-site and construction is moving at a steady pace.
Thank you to all who have given so generously to this project and please keep this important project in your prayers as we work to complete it. Besides the main dorm facility under construction is another dorm room for house parents and a study hall attached that will fit in the left front section of the property.
Our total estimated cost for each lot development is $49,000 Canadian. So far we have raised just over $25,000 for this first dorm facility.