Two literacy schools built in Papua New Guinea by independent ministry Operation Food for Life have a record number of enrolments this year.
More than 350 children who previously could not read or write, and who had little or no religious education, are attending the schools daily.
One school is in the settlement of Wildlife, near Port Moresby, where hundreds of families live below the poverty line.
The second school, which is still a work in progress, is in the very remote village of Kivori Poe. Located four hours’ drive from Port Moresby, access to the area is via rough roads and tracks through the bush.
Both schools offer free education for the children.
“Without the schools and their education, the children may have faced an uncertain future,” Operation For Life founder Dennis Perry said.
“We praise God for our nine Adventist dedicated teachers who are educating these very enthusiastic children for eternity.”