A silver lining begins to appear at the end of the clouds for the children of the 2014 April flash flood victims as a school established for them at the April Hills in East Honiara takes a leap forward.
The development comes in the form of a two weeks training on Accelerate Christian Education (ACE) offered by two specialist trainers from New Zealand for the teachers of the Juniper Christian Academy (JCA).
JCA was established early last year with the vision to provide an educational opportunity for the children of the 2014 flash flood victims.
The ACE training is facilitated by two volunteer trainers, Ron Bagrie and Jonathan Angikimuana, both of whom have a collective experience of more than twenty years in teaching using the ACE as the curriculum mode.
According to the coordinator of JCA, Redley Raramo, the ACE is based on the Christian beliefs, values and characters.
“ACE in a nutshell aims to mold children to follow Christ like characters, ethics and values,” Raramo added.
Mr Raramo said JCA aims to mold children to become good citizens- while embracing the need to be educated to earn a certificate, the children also learn the fundamental Christian principles.
He highlighted that society has slowly decayed in moral behaviors because there is an imbalance in education growth.
“It is of paramount importance that we encourage holistic approach to education- and JCA is blending ACE and our locally produced Nguzunguzu curriculum with the aim to mold good and ethical characters,” he said.
Mr Raramo urged the trainees to go out and implant what they have learned to the children so that they may not only reflect their academic brilliance but also fundamental Christian values and ethics.