About Teachers For Africa
Africa is in crisis. Millions of lives are claimed every year by HIV/AIDS, leaving countless children throughout the continent homeless and destitute.
Here, in Namibia, about 14% of the population are said to already be infected and about 70,000 children have been orphaned and displaced by this terrible disease. Many of these children are living in the township of Katutura in Windhoek, Namibia's capital city.
In 2005, Community Hope School began with ten students where the need was seen the most- in Katutura. Today, it is a fully functioning primary school, ministering to over one hundred students in grades one through seven. Each day these children receive breakfast, snacks, hot lunch, a quality Christian education and, most importantly, HOPE. School staff visit homes and give medical assistance, food and counseling to those who look after the children.
Community Hope School is a ministry of Teachers for Africa , USA, and Youth With A Mission in Tyler, TX. It opened its doors in 2005 with a grade one class of 10 students. Presently there are grades 1-7 and 120 learners.
Community Hope School is a rewarding as well as challenging place to work. Our children love school and are anxious to learn but do not get a lot of support at home. Teachers are required to help make up for that deficiency by extending God's love and grace even to the most difficult students who are acting out at school. It takes a teacher who has a heart to learn and give to work here; someone who can reach down deep and hold on to Jesus. Treating the children with respect and love is important and lays a solid foundation for learning that goes beyond the classroom.