Monday, September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009 - The How Far Foundation, Inc. and howFar Ministries, Inc. have authorized construction to begin on our second school, Crimson Academy, located at Gihara, Rwanda. Crimson Academy follows our initial school project, founded in 2006, for Maasai children at Orkung'u, Kenya.
Crimson Academy, to begin with four classrooms, is scheduled to open in January 2010. The private Christian School will educate 100 marginalized Batwa Pygmy children. The vast majority of the underprivileged Twa children have never had access to an education. Each child will receive basic English, mathematics, health, science and Bible free of charge.
The goal of howFar is to raise up a generation of Christian Batwa leaders who will be trained and enabled to evangelize their indigenous "least-reached" people group. The Batwa inhabit portions of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The How Far Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Humanitarian Aid Agency and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Public Charity. All donations to The How Far Foundation, Inc are tax deductible.
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Posted by Mark Maynard at 9/28/2009 04:42:00 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009
"Mark Maynard, of howFar, explains what happens when a WAPI reaches remote villages in East Africa"
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The North Gwinnett Rotary Club and the Interact Clubs from North Gwinnett High School and Collins Hill High School have teamed up to manufacture 800 WAPI's for distribution in Sub-Sahara Africa.
"Carolyn Hill and Mark Maynard explain how a WAPI works"
The event, held at North Gwinnett High School on September 12, 2009, was the second of its kind. Last year 380 WAPI's were made at a similar event.
"F. Wayne Hill coaches a young leader as he makes a component of a WAPI"
A WAPI is a Water Pasteurization Indicator. The simple devise is used in remote villages to show when water is safe to drink. By heating water to the pasteurization level, below the boiling point, harmful bacteria are killed making the water pure.
According to UNICEF 1000 children die every 24 hours from drinking contaminated water.
"Training an Interact Club Group"
The Rotary Club of North Gwinnett and Interact Clubs of North Gwinnett High School and Collins Hill High School have chosen The How Far Foundation as its distribution partner. In May of 2009 380 WAPI's were delivered to remote villages in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In June of 2010 The How Far Foundation plans to distribute another 800 WAPI's to "in crisis" villages in Sub-Sahara East Africa.
Posted by Mark Maynard at 9/21/2009 10:30:00 AM
It is time for us to begin planning for our summer 2010 mission trips.
Two exciting opportunities for committed “Great Commission” Christians.
10-day Kenya & Tanzania Maasai Mission: May 27 – June 5 (Atlanta-Nairobi-Atlanta)
This mission team will minister to our churches in Kenya and Tanzania by assisting them in evangelizing the lost.
Medical, VBS, Women’s and Men’s ministries. Estimated Investment: $3800 (All Inclusive)
10-day Rwanda & Burundi Batwa Pygmy Mission: June 7 – June 16 (Atlanta-Nairobi-Kigali-Atlanta)
This mission team will minister to our churches at Kigali, Rwanda and Muramvya, Burundi by assisting them in evangelizing the lost.
Medical, VBS, Women’s and Men’s ministries. Estimated Investment: $4000 (All Inclusive)
For those who want to really experience God’s work in East Africa you can join both mission teams. Estimated cost: $6000.
Contact mark@howFarMinistries.org if you are interested in these opportunities.
Posted by Mark Maynard at 9/21/2009 10:14:00 AM