We provide jobs to an area rife with unemployment. Construction, maintenance and security workers, and teachers all work to make Grace School and Koro itself successful. A job not only provides an income but restores dignity and sense of purpose as well.
The school employs local school teachers and our building project has provided jobs for many in the community. In addition we encourage and support local micro-enterprise.
We employee and provide continuing education to teachers of Grace Private School. Our building projects have provided countless jobs. What benefits our students also benefits the adults of Koro, giving them opportunities for employment.
The ripple effect of this school in a remote town in a desperately poor country is immense. The administrators and teachers, school nurse, and builders and security guard and all of the others that receive an income from the school - the children receiving the education - their families who benefit from the child's education and their burgeoning faith and dreams - and the wider community that will ultimately benefit from these well educated, enthusiastic young people - so many people are affected by the smallest donation, the humblest prayer, the tiniest amount of attention.
In the fall of 2016 we financed the drilling of a deep well that now not only provides water for the school but for at least 25% of Koro. The well has been a boon for our neighbors. The fast flowing water gives women and children that typically spend much of their day waiting to fill a their buckets more time to do other things. In 2019 a deep well was drilled on the High School land as well. They are a blessing to the entire town.