As the government of Rwanda works diligently to get every student back in the classroom, we are excited to introduce you to some of our new teachers.
We are so proud of our Rwandan executive team as they prayerfully select new faculty each year. They always invite a neutral, broadly-experienced educational consultant to join them for these interviews.
Interestingly, two of our educational leaders, Fred and Emmanuel, initially served as consultants. The more they got to know Hope Haven Rwanda, and the incredible Rwandan-led team we have, the more they wanted to join us! We are honored to have them serving today as our Headmaster and Director of Studies.
During the unique year of 2020, we were able to select highly-qualified teachers with a demonstrated track record of Christian character. These teachers understood that they needed to relocate to our neighborhood to serve at Hope Haven Rwanda. They also agreed with our statement of faith and the high standards of excellence that we insist upon. During this competitive selection process, we believe that God led us to the best teachers possible for the community we love.
Today, you will find Eddy, Faith, Claudine, Emmanuel, Erinah and Jacqueline working hard in our classrooms, leading worship during chapels and mentoring our students. They have added joy and perspective to our team, and we thank God for each one of them!
Teaching is an honor and a stewardship! We take it very seriously, because we know that our student’s outcomes are directly related to the quality of our teachers.
Our teachers are expected to be highly proficient in their fields and they are also called upon to be model citizens.
Because we operate in such a tight-knit culture, they are under the watchful eye of our community day and night. Their activities are scrutinized by all. And their attitudes are often emulated by our students.
‘’Teaching” should be part of every Christian’s experience. The Psalmist says that God is our teacher, and that we are to instruct others. In the first century A.D., Paul challenged the Christians at Colossae to teach and encourage one another. He wrote, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another” (Colossians 3:16a).
You have probably heard the adage that “more is caught than is taught.”
Ideally, we focus on both. We teach well, and we also recognize that…
Our lives must match our lips.
Our behavior must match our beliefs.
Let’s commit this week to living authentic lives—speaking truth and living it well!