A peep into life in Africa, through the eyes of an African Reformed Baptist pastor.

Water, water, water, everywhere. What else do you expect? I am a Baptist, and I live in the land of the mighty Victoria Falls!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Come and see what the children can do!

"For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more" (Matthew 25:14-16).

By now some of you would have guessed that I love photography--and your guess is correct. Hence, every time there is "something" happening, I love to rush there with my camera and take some photos. I am not yet a pro but I think that with a little more practice I may soon get there.

Last Friday, our church school (Eagles Nest Primary School), had an entrepreneurship exhibition. The children were challenged to make something with their hands--whatever they were talented to do--and bring it to school. Out of those that were made the best were then polished up a little more for this final exhibition. Parents were encouraged to come, see, and buy, in order to encourage the children. The school teachers wanted to show the children that if they worked hard with their hands it would pay.

Below are some photos of the event with a few words to explain what each photo is all about. If some of the products look too good to be produced by primary school kids, I also thought so. So, you are in good company. For now, here is a rare "light reading" to give you some idea of what kids in Africa are doing.

Chelsea Football Club logo made out of beads

Presidential Affairs Minister, Hon Ronald Mukuma, who was the guest speaker

The exhibition banner that was hanging on the stage curtains

Some pupils with decorated flower vases and a house model

Framed "picture" made of banana leaves and grass showing typical village life

Mrs Honester Kumwenda--the school headteacher
A model of a house that will remain a dream for many Zambians

Our two late presidents drawn with a black pen and framed--excellent!

Parents looking at exhibitions while kids pray that their items will be bought

I was asked to preach to the parents and the children during the event

The children singing "How deep the Father's love for us"

"The stoning of Stephen" made out of very small seeds and framed

A "car" made out of an empty plastic container and empty cans

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful collection of artistry. One cant believe this was done by children - quite an innovative idea to allow the children come up with anything their hands can make. I felt jealousy for the Chelsea emblem, because I support a rival team!

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  2. The stoning of Stephen" To all the teachers the encouragement is that they must not under estimate the Christian values that these kids can receive from them.The world has become something else.And even school is no longer a safe haven for the kids as it used to be a long time ago.What is taught in schools these days is shocking.Please contine to impact these young lives.

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  3. Oh I just love their work, fabulous!!! Those houses are stunning!!!

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