Navuloa E-Learning Unit
“Do not be weary of doing good, for at the proper time you will reap harvest..” Galatians 6:9
Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity.
For children, it is their key to open the door to a better life.
However, it is a sad reality of our country and in our churches today that children will never receive this key.
They are destined to stay locked in cycles of disadvantage and poverty.
All children deserve to receive the ‘precious gift’ of education.
In fact, we have promised to give it to them.
It is time to deliver under the Sustainable Development Goals, the blue print for progress the whole world has agreed to, we are committed to give all children an inclusive and quality education by 2030.
A vision for the MCIF is to create a Learning Generation in our country.
Since 1835, Formal Education started in Fiji with the Methodist missionaries who set up a very informal education whereby reading and arithmetic formed the basic curriculum with spiritual upbringing. They set up mission schools, beginning with primary schools and further extending to secondary schools.
It will not be easy to achieve but, it can be done. It is important that we collaborate.
To fulfil the commitment, churches need to take on four education transformations:
1) Performance - This is about putting results front and centre. Successful education systems must invest in what works.
ii) Innovation - We must develop new and creative approaches. Education systems must innovate rather than just replicate.
iii) Inclusion - We must reach every last child. We will not close the learning gap unless our leaders take steps to include and support those at greatest risk of being out of school. The poor, the discriminated against, girls, and those facing multiple disadvantages.
iv) Collaboration - All stakeholders of our childrens learning institutes needs to hold hands and collaborate in the childrens learning.
The MCIF had its magnifying glass zoomed in on Pillar 3 of “Lako Yani Vou”, to have a decade of Education from 2016 to 2025. The church and its congregation need to work together and improve students academic achievements to assist in closing learning gaps existing in our society.
Navuloa church and community, likewise is on the roadway of this mission and we are aiming at achieving great benefits from it.
In developing countries, $1 dollar invested in an additional year of schooling gives back $10 towards economic benefits.
What a rate of return!
The case for education is indisputable, and we have no time to waste.
Please join us in our effort to create a Learning Generation in our church and in our country.
Psalm 127;3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward”