Educate a generation to help rebuild a nation.
One of Life Connection Mission’s largest projects is the administration of Institution Educative Excellence De Montrouis. This is our “mission school” which currently educates nearly 580 children in Montrouis beginning in pre-school through 13th grade. The school was one of the first significant projects for Life Connection Mission. Its beginnings date back to the early 1990s when it was started as a small five room center to teach children at the elementary school level. Since then it has seen dramatic growth! We now have a total of 23 classrooms.
In the early days our school calendar ran on a split day with each student receiving 3-4 hours of instruction. However, in recent years to increase educational quality, the students now attend for a full 7 hours each day, and a wide variety of subjects are offered. At any given time a student may be studying literature, chemistry, history, physics, mathematics, etc. In fact, as part of our current curriculum, all students are taking French, Spanish, and even English courses in every grade! So don’t be surprised when you come to Montrouis and our students are able to break the language barrier!
However, it’s not just about academics at our school. We also focus on meeting other basic needs so that our children are cared for physically and emotionally. Our children are able to attend school with dignity and confidence. As part of the school experience, every child receives school books and supplies and two school uniforms. They are fed a nutritious meal for lunch each day (for many this is the only meal). We also attend to any significant medical needs they may have. They are given the chance to participate in sports (soccer is a favorite) and music. Children are taught hygiene, land stewardship, and basic sex education. Future plans include the addition of a trade school teaching lucrative skills such as sewing, electronics, mechanics, and other skills that our graduates can put into immediate practice to earn a living.
Finally, we are very committed to the children’s spiritual development. Our mission church is located adjacent to the school. Each school day opens with prayer and includes a Bible study. We make every effort to incorporate Christian values and principles into the school curriculum whenever possible.
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"Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christlike, for His heart was meek and always thought of others."
Blessed Mother Teresa