Student Courtney Styba poses with children from Abbotsford Christian School’s partner school in Managua

Student Courtney Styba poses with children from Abbotsford Christian School’s partner school in Managua

Abbotsford students help build new relationships

A new program helps students learn about the culture, history, and the way of life in a “majority world” country.

Abbotsford Christian School has an ongoing relationship with a partner school in Managua, Nicaragua.

Edu Deo’s (a Canadian Christian mission organization) School2School Program has linked ACS to Centro De Fe Vida Nueva (Centre of Faith and New Life) encouraging international relationships based on mutual trust to deepen the understanding of schools around the world.

The purpose of this program is to learn about the culture, history, and the way of life in a “majority world” country.

By identifying and accepting differences and similarities, students build relationships based on sharing and collaborating.

ACS students also teamed up with Centro De Fe students to help paint an existing school in Managua during the recent trip.

“It is an expression of love that we can serve together to build schools in a country which needs quality education so desperately. Our students found transformation in this experiential learning adventure,” said Christine Bomhof, ACS’ admissions and community relations coordinator.