Translation, Printing and Distribution of Teacher Training Material
translated and distributed Bruce H. Wilkinson’s The Seven Laws of the
Learner and Teaching With Style at our teacher
conferences. ACSI provides seminar notes and certificates of
participation for teachers as well.
French Language Books and School Supplies
past few years we have shipped several hundred boxes of French language
books donated from Christian schools in Quebec and Catholic schools in
Ontario and Calgary to our key contacts in Haiti for distribution along
with boxes of school supplies donated by various Ontario churches. We also
carry many suitcases full of classroom supplies with us each time we go on
our conference trips (usually 2 or 3 times a year). Recently a small
school in the Kitchener area collected 1,000 boxes of chalk for Haitian
Project Hope for Haiti (Bags for Students)
November 2004, ACSI Eastern Canada member school students have been sending
bags of school supplies to Haitian students. Each bag contains pencils,
erasers, notebooks, rulers and other educational basics. We also
include a simple Bible study course from The Bible League entitled “Project
Philip”. When the students complete that course they receive their own copy
of the New Testament –a book which they will treasure. So far 409
bags have been prepared and we are anticipating shipping another 1600 by
the end of June 2005.We hope this will be an annual project.
Cultural and Informational Exchange
brought Haitian Christian school leaders to our Toronto Teachers’
Convention each year since 2001. Last year we also brought a
Dominican leader. With Canadian Embassy cooperation we hope to bring
at least two Haitian leaders to the Toronto Convention again in November
planning to send teams of Canadian ACSI member school teachers to work with
and train Haitian teachers in a variety of locations and to help out in
school related orphanages.
school students from across eastern Canada sent over $8000 in emergency
relief aid to buy medicines, water purifiers, food and bedding for the
victims of the disastrous flood in the city of Gonaive in September 2004.
for our work in Haiti are provided by donations from member school
students, teachers and administrators, local churches, and other interested
supporters. Annually that amounts to between $20 000 and $30 000,
100% of which is used directly for the work in Haiti. It does not pay
any part of the salaries of our Canadian office staff. All of us on
staff participate in this important programme freely because we believe in
it and want to help out. We hope you will join us in these efforts.
Mark Kennedy, Regional Director