Growth at a Christian school in Belize presents unique challenges.

By December 30, 2005

Belize (MNN)–Worldwide Christian Schools is has formed a new partnership with St. Andrew’s Primary School in San Ignacio to tackle illiteracy problems.

Like many of its surrounding countries, Belize is known for its economic poverty. The poverty rate for children in the Cayo District of Belize is 32%. Functional adult Illiteracy is estimated at approximately 40%. The two are intertwined, which means that quality education is badly needed.

WCS believes that the solution to many of these challenges lies in Christ-centered schools and programs. Along with the adult community outreach programs, the school is currently reaching out to 394 students. Part of their mission is to evangelize those they touch with the Gospel and people are responding.

But, that also presents a problem–they are quickly outgrowing their facilities. Worldwide is recruiting work teams to help build two new classrooms, from the foundation up.

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