I work in an elementary school and am passionate about the difference that education makes in the lives of children. I am very excited, then, to read about the progress that is being made on the Oasis of LifeNets nursery school in Lilongwe, Malawi. This project was born of the lifelong dream of schoolteachers Howard and Ruth Elia and has been bolstered by the investment of $8,500 by LifeNets. The school, when building is completed, will be able to serve one hundred children, all between the ages of 3 and 5. It is hoped that the school will become self-sustaining with the collection of tuition for the students who will attend.
It is exciting to be a part of helping someone achieve a dream, especially when that dream will influence many young lives. The Elias write, “To invest in education has always been our dream. We can see such a dream turning into reality because of LifeNets who have seen us this far and proved that they won’t let us walk alone.”
Click here to read more about the Oasis project and to see photos from the Kubiks’ 2008 visit.