Teachers expand horizons for God’s service

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The education directors received a warm welcome at Mamau primary school.

“Expanding our horizons for God’s service” was the theme of a special Sabbath program for Adventist teachers in Vanuatu on April 26.

More than 100 teachers from private and government schools attended the program, with the speaker, Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) president Pastor Maveni Kaufononga, seeking to encourage and empower those present.

Teachers pray during the Sabbath program.

Earlier in the week, Vanuatu Mission hosted the annual meeting of the TPUM Board of Education, which was attended by representatives of the South Pacific Division, missions, Pacific Adventist University and Fulton College, as well as teachers and lay members.

During their time in Vanuatu the education directors also visited four Adventist primary schools and a senior secondary school to see how they were working through the Quality Assurance School Improvement framework.

The education directors.

On April 29 and 30, workshops were conducted for the teachers on “Transforming Adventist Education for 21st Century Learners” by Dr Elisapesi Manson, dean of Humanities, Theology and Education at Pacific Adventist University, and on “Bible Curriculum” by TPUM associate education director Mele Vaihola.

“It has been a blessing for me to be part of this workshop. I learned a lot, especially in the area of teaching,” said one of the participants, Max Tawali.

Workshops for the teachers.