Last year, Julu Swen, DRI Representative in Africa made the rounds delivering e-readers and holding trainings at several partner schools in the Western part of the continent. Everywhere he traveled he discovered that the students relied on the devices as a valuable resource for their studies. Here’s how the project is working in those schools.
DRI’s Missions Resourcing Coordinator Junie Nkonge, who handles day-to-day operations for the E-Reader Project attended the AAUMTI gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa. A group made up of the leadership of theological institutions come together to network and promote theological education in the continent.
The end of the year is when most of us take some time to reflect back on the significant moments of the past year: accomplishments, growth, and changes. The E-Reader Project had its share of those as well. Here is a look back at some of the project’s significant moments in 2018.
This past July when the Western North Carolina Conference ordained its newest class of local pastors, they were giving the tools to create future pastors across the globe as well.
Junie Nkonge, DRI’s Missions Resourcing Coordinator, traveled to the Methodist College of Theology at Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, to lead a training for the newest E-Reader Project partner school.
Just months after its official launch, students of the Bishop Wenner School of Theology in Freetown, Sierra Leone became the latest group of African theological students who received E-readers for their studies. the E-Readers are expected to ease the long-standing burden that African students face due to the lack of books.
Members of the Africa E-Reader Team will travel to Nashville for its third annual meeting next month. The team was formed in 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Africa Association of Theological Institutions (AAUMTI).
Pierre Omadjela recounts his trip across the DRC to deliver e-readers and lead trainings at some of the E-Reader Project’s partner schools.
Rev. Patricia Farris, Senior Minister of First United Methodist Church Santa Monica, and her youth group used their annual fundraiser to make a delicious donation to the E-Reader Project.
Earlier this month, DRI’s Africa Representative, Julu Swen delivered 78 e-readers to Banyam Theological School in Nigeria. He shared some photos from his time there.