It has been a privilege to have supported SKILD’s (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences) pilot project in Lebanon to develop approaches that help pupils with special needs to continue in mainstream education. Parents and teachers have reported improved in pupil performance and behaviour; Teachers are better equipped to assess and teach children with learning differences; SKILD learnt more about implementing special education services. The pilot’s achievements were used to influence the Ministry of Education target to recruit 30 special needs educators to scale up this knowledge and help more schools in Lebanon to improve the wellbeing of children who are at social, emotional and academic risk. "We are grateful to MAI for coming alongside SKILD on this highly worthy
Amazing Auction lots and fabulous food are available at our Dinner and Auction. It will be held at 19.30 on Friday 14 September in the Cosener's House, Abingdon. The auction, conducted by TV auctioneer Graham Penny, will feature 24 amazing lots. They are listed below. With a drinks reception on arrival, you will enjoy a three course meal with wine and coffee, followed by the auction. Tickets are £45 for one or £85 for two. Please order before 30 August from [email protected] Auction Lots: 2 Concert Tickets for the Oxford Lieder Festival Pizza making experience for parent & child 4 tickets (in the stands) to a Wasps Rugby match Delightful Glass Bowl made by Oxford based artist 3 night stay;
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Kajo Keji, South Sudan Romogi Primary Health Care Centre is almost built through MAI's funding of this initiative of the Diocese of Kajo Keji. A recent grant from MAI will ensure solar power and borehole water pumping and storage. The picture below was taken mid-August 2016. However, the value of the funds raised during Bishop Poggo's most recent visit which appeared to be almost enough to complete the project has dropped as sterling has lost value against the dollar. This means that we need to raise an additional £20,000 as quickly as possible to purchase medical equipment and furniture so that the Centre can open later this year as planned. If you could help, we have established a
The picture above shows the completed roof at the Primary Health Care Clinic in Romogi. MAI is enabling the Anglican Diocese of Kajo-Keji to create this new facility. A British engineer working with CMS has already undertaken an inspection and MAI Board member, nurse Poppy Spens, is visiting the site this month. Funds for the build cost are almost complete. Now it remains to raise the funds for the solar power, water storage, equipment and furniture. To this end, Bishop Anthony Poggo will be in the UK this month. His itinerary is as follows: Thursday 12 May: 18.30: Youth meeting, Christ Church, Abingdon Friday 13 May: CMS Ireland staff followed by 19.30 public meeting at CMS Ireland, Belfast Saturday 14
Pastor Leonard Gcabashe concluded a full UK tour at the close of April. He expressed his gratitude for the prayer support and interest in the new challenge faced by Embo Community Church, namely extending the Clinic to enable maternity services to be provided. Further research will be undertaken and more discussions with the Health Authority concluded on his return to KwaZulu Natal this month. Meanwhile, the tour reported on the wonderful way in which the Clinic is enhancing the health of the community. In March 2016, 2,429 treatments were completed! The 12 month analysis shown above of treatments at and through the Clinic was an encouraging highlight of the tour. It is a matter of celebration that the Clinic