International Christian Academy in Cote D’Ivoire to reopen in fall

By February 5, 2004

Cote d’Ivoire (EBM/MNN)–A school for missionary children that closed in the fall of 2002 due to armed conflicts in the country will reopen in September 2004.

The board of the International Christian Academy (ICA), meeting in late January at the campus in Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), that had miraculously escaped damage during the fighting, decided unanimously to prepare for the reopening.

The decision was based on a number of factors: suitability of the campus, availability of qualified and committed staff members, favorable developments in the country, and the “consensus that God was leading each participant and board member to make this decision.”
Board members recognized that a “certain level of risk remains, and each family will make its decision to send their children to ICA based on the clear leading of the Lord for them individually.”

The school, is supported in part by the, Evangelical Baptist Missions and owned by CB International will resume on a smaller scale than before the war. Special efforts will be made to better serve the needs of families that home-school their children.

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