LIVES IMPACTED: 410
GRANT AMOUNT $26,864
HOW DID YOU CONTRIBUTE?
For $2,336, you covered the renovation costs for one female student
For $11,680, you paid for the renovation costs for three female students
COMPLETED SPRING 2018 APPROVED BY GLOBAL TRUSTEES JUNE 2017
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Reaching the Unreached in West Malaysia
The Orang Asli are an indigenous group in West Malaysia who live off the land far from educational and economic opportunities. Many of them have never heard about God. Their isolated lives in remote forests and villages mean that the children of Orang Asli have limited access to good schools. Without education, these children will remain in poverty.
This is increasingly important since the traditional hunting and foraging lands of the Orang Asli are disappearing as economic development grows in Western Malaysia. Children need to learn practical skills applicable in the modern economy. As Archbishop Moon Hing says, “They need to learn how to take care of animals, not simply shoot them.” The Anglican Diocese of Malaysia purchased an old house and renovated it for use as a Christian hostel for girls attending the school at the church. The house is located adjacent to a boys’ hostel, completed three years ago.
Most importantly, the ten female Orang Asli students are being mentored by members of four local Anglican churches. Four Anglican churches share a vision for providing holistic training and guidance for secondary students and provide a counterpoint to the growing Islamization occurring in the region. As parishioners have opened their hearts to the Orang Asli, both groups are encountering God in powerful new ways.