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Meet Village Schools

Sharing the Gospel in Africa
through Education

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Our why

12,000,000 youth

18 million youth in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda should be attending secondary school. Fewer than 6 million are. Those who are poor, those who are female, and those who are born in villages are the least likely to get the chance at an education. That needs to change. We believe everyone should get to go to school.
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Our Model

We partner with people in villages to help them build their own schools

Engaging with Communities
People in these villages give the land, quarry foundation stones, make bricks and carry sand and water. We provide metal roofing and the cement to turn their hard work into classrooms and teacher houses.
Forming lasting Connections
We send teachers to these villages on a mission to educate our students and to get so involved in their lives that sharing the Gospel is the natural result of loving them. We ask all those serving with us to live in community at the same standard of living as our entire team of teachers.

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Schools built
We look to have 116 schools built and opened by the end of the decade.

13,735

Students enrolled
7450 (54.2%) are girls.  1213 are orphans.

7,304

Graduates
Of those who have graduated and gone to college, 58 are currently serving full-time in Village Schools.
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Here's a quick overview on the broad stroke vision for the future.
Our vision
We work towards an admittedly impossible dream: the day when every youth in every village has the chance to go to school, and each of them gets to hear a clear presentation of the Gospel.

Countries

Where we serve

Tanzania

42
School(s) Open
1
School(s) Under Construction

Malawi

5
School(s) Open
3
School(s) Under Construction

Zambia

10
School(s) Open
3
School(s) Under Construction

Uganda

0
School(s) Open
2
School(s) Under Construction

Key Programs

Building Schools

Schools for those who would otherwise never get to go to school.

As much as we believe every kid should go to school, we don’t believe in building schools for people. Instead we partner with them. The opening of every one of our schools is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work by thousands of people. When their school is up and running, they know in their hearts that they have sacrificed to build a better future for the youth in their village.

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Girls' Scholarships

Scholarships for every girl in every village.

We believe every child - every boy and every girl - has a right to go to school. Some believe in educating girls because of its strategic value - we do too! But even more so, we simply believe it is a matter of justice. Girls have the right to go to school. We therefore provide large scholarships for every girl, no questions asked, no forms to fill out, no criteria to meet. And it works! Today we have 7045 (54%) girls in our schools. We consider every girl who comes to school a great victory.

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Leadership College

Excellence in practical education

Just as our secondary schools are built for those who would otherwise never get to go to school, so too our college has been built for those who would otherwise never get to go to college. We purposefully seek out those who really need to go to college. We believe that if we provide our students with a college education that is practical, transforming and empowering, they have the potential to become leaders dedicated to serving those in society who are in greatest need. Our college opened in 2015; our first graduates are already hard at work at expanding the ministry of Village Schools.

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HIV/AIDS Clinic

Serving our neighbors in their time of greatest need

Our HIV/AIDS Community Treatment Center was built by our students and is staffed by our graduates. It serves those who would have simply died quietly in their villages because they were too far away from cities where they could get treatment. Village Schools is not a medical charity, but it is simply impossible for our students and teachers to turn a blind eye to what was happening in the villages where we are serving. Today we are helping over 1300 people every month.

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Sending Missionaries

Sending out teams to live and work together

We send missionaries to the villages where we have schools to get so involved in the community that sharing the Gospel with people is the natural result of loving them. Some of our missionaries come from North America and Europe; others come from Tanzania and go to serve in other African countries. We ask all of them to work under our leaders in those countries, to live at the same standard of living as our teachers, and to be a part of the communities where they serve. Humility and sacrifice are key to the kind of service we are seeking from those we send out.

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