Teachers transform Nicaraguan communities
shining light for Christ in Nicaragua
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Pablo is a trained lawyer, but he knows the immense potential Christian education has to impact his country of Nicaragua for Christ. He currently serves as the executive director for ACECEN, an association of Christian schools in Nicaragua that partners with EduDeo Ministries, a Canadian Christian mission organization.
ACECEN provides training and mentoring to a network of 95 schools from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, encouraging them to support one another by sharing resources and expertise. At the same time, essential relationships are built and school leaders are able to uphold each other in prayer as they work to be a shining light for Christ in their communities.
Pablo says mentoring is a big part of ACECEN’s mandate as the association works to train key facilitators who focus on training groups of teachers to also train others, creating a fascinating ripple effect that has spread throughout the Nicaraguan education system. This has allowed ACECEN to impact more than 900 teachers, who in turn have reached more than 24,000 students.
“This kind of impact could never be made working only with students,” explains Pablo. While EduDeo Ministries’ mission is to advance Christ-centred education for children worldwide, it often works with teachers to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. The success of EduDeo’s partnership with ACECEN can be seen through stories of teachers who live out their calling to serve and mentor not only their students but the surrounding community as well.
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