Education Changes Everything

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  To help improve lives one can feed and clothe children but without education very little will change their meager situation in life.  Knowledge learned is never lost; however, it can also be the key to reducing poverty, preventing needless illnesses and deaths along with fostering peace.  Education stimulates and encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for additional growth and development providing better opportunities in life.

The Kimondo Victory Academy was created to help care for and protect children. Removing the barriers to achieving an education was not only seen as a life-saving need for the area but also as a method to help the local people fight back against generations of poverty and insecurity.  The school opened in 2001 with one kindergarten class, then expanded each year until now it is a full primary school (K-8). Today, it is a home to over 215 primary school children and 73 who are in high school.  Each student receives their education and all their daily needs are met.  The development and continued operation of Kimondo Victory Academy has been totally funded through child sponsorship and the donations of many, who have partnered with the FOM Ministries to show the Love of Christ to those in need.