Aliche attended a teacher training program for Sunday School teachers in Tanzania. As a volunteer teacher in her local church, she had very little in the way of training and resources. The week-long intensive training helped her with practical ways to relate to children and teach them age appropriately. She also left with curriculum and other resources to help her teach when she got back home. Aliche shared this testimony:
Ever since attending the Teacher Training Program (TTP) I’m able to reach children much better than before. The children understand the lessons better because I’m using age-appropriate techniques taught at the TTP. I’m better able to understand the way children are and how to relate to them. I’ve gotten a renewed burden and motivation to reach children.
Her life as a volunteer teacher was changed through that training program, and the lives of children in her village will continue to be changed because she has been better equipped to reach out to them with the truth of God’s Word.
Two hundred and fifty children’s workers attended training events across Tanzania like the one Aliche attended. Those workers went back to their towns and villages and, in the first few months following their training, held over 150 special outreach events that touched the lives of over 12,000 kids. They participated in an additional 180 training events of their own that equipped an additional 2500 children’s workers. That’s the power of multiplication.
One of the best ways to meet the needs of children in Africa is by empowering and equipping local churches to minister to the children in their area. Being a part of training events like the one Aliche attended is a great way for missionaries to be part of impacting children across Africa.
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