Lifesong Meserete Kristos Primary School in Ziway
Children entered the grounds of Lifesong Meserete Kristos Primary School on September 15, 2010, as the first students to sit in the new desks, play on the soccer field and learn about Jesus at the flag pole. Government sponsored and private schools operate in Ziway, but limited resources create overcrowded classrooms with supplies that are in short supply and rationed.
Because many students are sponsored, attending school is possible for children who may not have the resources to pay school fees.
Misgana Ministries in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans worked with the local Meserete Kristos Church to expand the church’s existing school. A new facility was built and additional grades were added to expand the quality of education and provide opportunities for learning to more children.
The campus offers a library, playground, soccer field, and a dining facility for the meal program.
Although the school began the first year with grades one through five, an additional grade is added each year with the ultimate goal of educating children in grades one through eight at the campus. Construction to make this dream possible is currently underway.
With the vision of providing education to even more children, Misgana Ministries and Lifesong for Orphans built an additional building in early 2012. This large two-story structure allowed the school to increase the number of classes offered and created space for a computer lab and larger library. Classes began in the new facility at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. This facility will allow us to accommodate two classrooms for each grade up to 8th grade.