ServLife’s new school in Bihar, India, is serving 100 children up to third grade and has had a strong start to the school year. The curriculum is organized and academically challenging, and also includes social, physical and spiritual aspects.
Kids are taught academic subjects like math, language, science and English. They’re taught to respect themselves and others and personal hygiene. The school even provides all students with soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap for washing clothes. Students are expected to keep their school clean, and they have lessons in having good manners. All classes are given 40 minutes to play games like football and cricket or jump rope or toss a ball around. Students learn Bible stories, memorize Scripture, and learn fun Bible songs. To their teachers’ surprise, the students enjoy learning English songs more than Hindi songs.
Outside of school, teachers visit their students’ homes twice a month to maintain good communication with parents as well as advise them on child and financial management. The new school is serving the children, but also having a positive influence on the entire village, adding to the infrastructure and future. Director Raja sees the school bearing fruit and quotes John 15:8, “My Father is glorified when you produce much fruit and in this way prove that you are my disciples.”