They have discovered a very effective form of evangelism; Preschools. The Fijian-Indian community places a huge importance on education, and even from a very early age, encourage structured learning for their children.
In each of our preschools the children wear uniforms, have set lessons and learning times, as well as times of play. At the end of the year, there is a graduation ceremony for the children who are leaving to attend school.
Our CRC preschools have an excellent name in their local communites. Families as well as government agencies see them as being providers of high quality, top calibre preschool education. Primary schools have stated that students who have attended a CRC preschool are significantly advanced in comparison to other children when they begin school.
Waurn Ponds Community Church has been very instrumental in providing a new curriculum to the preschool programme in Fiji, as well as committing to regular training workshops with the various preschool teachers, and we are delighted that Suva are now embarking on this project to build a dedicated preschool building.
What a fantastic opportunity we have to be able to partner with our sister church CRC Suva under the leadership of Pr Alipate and Boila Yagomate.
The Nasinu Project is the new, yet to be built, preschool building.
This will be a modern facility for our preschool in Suva that will double as a vocational training centre for the Fijian preschool teachers to be trained and as a child development centre.
This new centre will also come alongside the families of our enrolled children to assist with education in health and parenting. It will also help to develop skills to gain employment.
For more info and similar projects please visit the CRC Missions site.