Jesus however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16 (HCSB)
From the beginning the objective of the school has been to develop each child spiritually and socially. Working at the education of each child holistically in order to produce a person who will be useful to themselves, their family, their nation and the world.
The school is situated in New Ngombe compound in Lusaka the capitol city of Zambia. Ngombe is a shanty compound deprived of running water and only has one government school which has over 2000 students. With a population of over 50,000 in Ngombe securing a place at the school is difficult and highly competitive with vulnerable children without means of sponsorship often miss out...
2008 - our first grade 7 examination we achieved a 89% pass rate with two students attaining 739 and 720 out of a possible 800 marks.
2009 - 100% pass rate for grade 7 with two students attaining 776 and 767 out of 800 marks. Grade 9 we had 95% pass rate.
2010 - 99% pass rate for grade 7. Grade 9 had a 55% pass rate which was higher than the national pass rate of 41%...
The school endeavors to get students engaged with their community and environment.
At a school level the school interacts and networks with other community schools in debating, drama, sports, Scripture Union, AIDS and Health clubs.
They also learn leadership skills, community responsibility through activities like cleaning the clinic and streets...
Through the grace of God and the generosity of many sponsors Faith and Hope has seen the addition of an double story classroom block with 8 classrooms. This will see the addition of Grade 10 classes in 2012! This has been received with a lot of excitement by the current students and the Ngombe community at large. Up until this point students who could carry on studying have had to go to other schools to undertake their grade 10 - 12 classes. This has been answered prayer and the culmination of a lot of hard work by the staff and builders.
This May the school had an official opening ceremony with the local Mayor in attendance who officiated the event.