Friday, January 30, 2015

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On January 16th the community of Svay Pak gathered to celebrate and pray for the beginning of construction of our new school. It was a wonderful event! Here's a video and some photos from this special day.
See the video here:

Greeters welcome the guests.

Cambodian flags were placed along the entrance route.

Everyone was greeted as an honored guest.

Teachers stand ready to show their classroom exhibition boards.

Our two MC's for the event, an English teacher and an elementary teacher.

The mayor (pictured right) of Lowell, Massachusetts was in Phnom Penh and stopped by the ceremony. Lowell has the second largest population of Cambodians in the US. 

Two of RHS's wonderful staff ready for the event to start.

More teachers ready to present their work, along with one of our mentor-teachers, Sophie. 

The English school manager, IT coordinator, and social work coordinator. 

The deputy governor of our city district giving his speech.

Presenting the dignitaries with gifts. 

Pastor Gregory leading a closing prayer.

Starting the ribbon cutting to reveal the design of the new school. 

Clayton Butler continuing the ribbon cutting. 

The unveiling!

Part of the construction team posing in front of the new design.

Land blessing prayer ceremony.

Dignitaries posing for a picture after the ceremony.

Beautiful ladies relieved it's over!

Becki and the school receptionist. 

Kimberly and the MC's.

Kimberly and the school finance officer.

One more group shot!

A wider view of the land blessing prayer ceremony.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ground Breaking Exhibition

The ground breaking for the new school building was a very big day for Rahab's House School (RHS). Much preparation went into making sure everything ran smoothly. We pray that the Lord was glorified in all of it!

The elementary and English teachers created exhibition boards to display information, pictures and educational resources used in their various classes. These boards were viewed by parents, dignitaries and government officials at the conclusion of the ceremony. The boards were all quite beautiful and accurately represented each of the classes RHS offers and the teachers' dedication to their students. We are so proud of the teachers and their desire to provide quality education and demonstrate the love of Jesus to their students and the Svay Pak community.

Here are a few shots of the exhibition boards:

Sakhena and Nitta proudly show-off their kindergarten board.

Pheara shares her beautiful board.

Punlue excitedly presents his Let's Go 4 display board. 

Our excellent 1st grade teachers detail all that the students learn in 1st grade with their board.

Chetra and Tevy teach our most precious students in ABC English class.