UPCOMING EVENTS:

The next team going to Sintaro Village, Ethiopia will leave July 20th and return July 30th.  We will be focusing on health, Bible fun, education, relationships, reading sponsor letters and sharing the Jesus film.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Gary Taggart at 925 998-8777 or Mike Park 925 588-4737.

THE LATEST NEWS:

 Trip Summary – July 2016

  • Hope school kids receiving a GREAT elementary education (up to 3rd grade now)
  • Clean water having a HUGE impact
  • Operational challenges being worked on
  • WASH awareness and education improving in the village
  • New health initiatives planned but first need to see improvements with our health post operations

 

Next Steps

  • New part-time Hope administrator starting for Sintaro, which allows us tighter management of projects & priorities, such as…
    • Looking into the costs of improving the road into the school
    • Testing buildings already wired for solar and developing cost estimates for providing solar/night education classes
    • Survey of women to determine interest in midwife program
    • Helping the water committee to operate better
  • 2nd phase of school building program (grades 5-8th) needs to start sometime next year
  • Requires more land from the local government

Things to Take Note Of…

Future trips planned: July 20th-30th, 2017

Helpers needed for:

  • Child sponsorship assistance
  • Photo/Video organizer (librarian?)
  • Communications coordinator

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