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Belize Friends School Update – March 2014

Dear Friends, February has been a month of preparation. Our students have been preparing for the Primary School Examination by studying past examinations. Utilizing questions previously used helps students understand how the questions are written and helps them to be more comfortable in answering them. We have also been preparing for the visitation of two work teams who will arrive…

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Ann Riggs

Friends Theological College: FUM General Board Report 2014

The other day I was privileged to visit the archives of Five Years Meeting and Friends United Meeting at Earlham College. The roots of what is now Friends Theological College lie in a program of study originally for indigenous male elders of the East African meetings offered from 1931 and then, for women elders from 1933. Minute # 22 of…

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Sam and Becky Barber

Belize Friends School: FUM General Board Report 2014

The school’s enrolment has been a major concern since last year’s low student population of 10. In May of 2013, the school board approved an advertising schedule that included advertising in many media outlets. This measure, the good reputation of the school and our active presence in the Belize District Primary Principals meetings has brought us to a current enrolment…

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Joyce Ajlouny

Ramallah Friends School: FUM General Board Report

A Happy New Year to all of you! May the New Year bring you and your loved ones joy and good health. Here are some brief updates. Ramallah Trip I spent nearly two weeks in Ramallah in October. It was wonderful to spend time with the RFS staff, students and parents and to also see family and friends. It was…

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Grace Always – January/February 2014

By Eden Grace – Global Ministries Director “Mission is finding out where the Spirit is at work, and joining in.” This statement (which has been variously attributed to a range of missiologists — so it must be true!) echoes what I have always felt to be at the very heart of our Quaker mission work. God is already working in…

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Friends Theological College Announces New Principal

The Friends Theological College Board of Governors, together with Friends United Meeting, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robert J. Wafula to serve as Principal of Friends Theological College (Kaimosi, Kenya) beginning in mid-2014. Dr Wafula is an alumnus of Friends Theological College, St Paul’s United Theological College, Earlham School of Religion and Ohio University. He is a…

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Grace Always – November/December 2013

By Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director In Africa, women are the bearers of burdens. Of course, this could be understood metaphorically, that women bear the greatest burden of poverty and lack of access to health care and education. That’s certainly very true. But also, in Africa, women carry things. Most often, they carry things on their heads. Big things. Bulky…

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FUM News in Brief – September/October 2013

UPDATE: Double Your Gift, Double the Impact Spring 2013 Matching Gift Opportunity FUM is thrilled to announce that through the faithful, generous response to the matching gift opportunity, the goal of $45,000 was exceeded. A total of $52,597.26 was received, allowing FUM to start the new fiscal year prepared to equip and energize the worldwide community it serves. Your continual…

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News Around East Africa – July/August 2013

By Eden Grace Bio-sand water filters In March 2013, High Point Friends of North Carolina Yearly Meeting sponsored Del and Suzanne Livingston to teach a workshop on bio-sand water filters at Uganda Yearly Meeting’s new headquarters. From as far away as eastern Congo, 34 attended the workshop. During the training, they noticed a young boy who hung around and watched…….

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Ramallah Friends School: The Wonders of Participatory Planning

By Joyce Ajlouny It is true: our campuses are beautiful. They have been referred to as “an oasis of peace” and “a haven.” Though we see their beauty, we wonder, nonetheless, whether we are taking full advantage of these upgraded facilities, green spaces and ecological environments to maximize and invigorate the learning of our students. Are our teachers ready to…

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