計畫故事

<賦予工具的祝福>

18 MAR 2020
計畫/ 興學計畫

在所有舊鞋救命的非洲計劃當中,為了不讓受贈者養成坐著期待別人施捨的習慣,我們盡量不將物資隨便交到別人的手上。

舊鞋救命的期望是能夠在當地找到努力嘗試改善他們自己環境的居民,然後提供給他/她更好的工具使用,這樣才會對一個地區和人們造成更長遠的改善。

舉例來說,在烏干達的Mt. Elgon山區,Henry牧師五年前意識到青年教育的重要性,他就以泥土蓋了一間學校並且照顧了幾百名學生,但因為經濟和資源有限,他能夠為孩子們做的事物也就相對有限,當岳父詳細了解當中的情況過後,他立刻就為他們籌劃了擴校的計劃。如果在物資缺乏的狀況下Henry牧師就能替當地居民做了這麼多事,那我們期待看見這個新學校在他的手上又會成為多少人的祝福。

In all of the African projects in Step30, we don’t want to randomly give things to everyone, because that can end up causing people to have the mindset to sit and wait for others to do everything for them.

The goal for us is to find someone who has already taken the initiative to change the local community, and then empower him/her with the tools to do even more.

For example, on Mt. Elgon in Uganda, Pastor Henry saw the need to educate youth, so he built a school with mud five years ago. Ever since then he has been catering to a few hundred kids in this small broken down school. But with limited money and resources, there’s only so much he can do for the students. When my father-in-law Allen found out about it, he decided to put together a project to help them expand the school immediately. If pastor Henry could do so much with so little, imagine what he could do with the new school.