Partnership with TEN3 – Supporting Literacy in Africa

April 26, 2011

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Elizabeth grew up in Africa and has a deep concern for the problems of poverty, AIDS, and political chaos that many Africans face day to day.

She believes that education must play a key role in bringing about change. And so she is once again partnering with Transformational Education Network, which focuses on sustainable approaches to writing and developing curriculum and materials, as well as training African teachers and administrators to assure a brighter future for Africa.

In order to participate in TEN3’s effort, Elizabeth will be donating the proceeds from the next 100 books sold online via Tate’s website,  Amazon.com & Amazon.ca. As before, the proceeds will be going directly to TEN3 through their Donation Program, via Elizabeth’s direct link with them.

The ministry started years ago with educational research in Nigeria by SIM missionary, Dr. Anthony Petrillo, and progressed to coupling personal discipleship with computer literacy training according to African indigenous teaching principles. In 1993, it led to the formation of the ECWA Information and Computer Science Institute (EICSI), a school which now has over a thousand students. Schools operating in French have also been started in Niger and Burkina Faso. Dr. Petrillo has been helping these schools develop into quality, discipleship oriented, bachelor degree-granting institutions; at first granting diplomas and technical certificates, but eventually granting degrees in Computer Science and then on to granting a full range of degree programs.

TEN3: Transformational Education Network from SIM USA on Vimeo.

TEN3’s heart is to assist our African siblings to develop their own educational materials and then equip them to reach their culture. However, it’s difficult for African Christians to write these materials without the resources or a suitable environment in which to work. A Transformational Education Center can:

– Provide such an environment and resources for writers (basic furniture, computers, Internet access)
– Accommodate a staff member on site to maintain the center
– Act as a headquarters to train new writers

If you like to read and would like to support the efforts to promote literacy and education in Africa, please buy a copy of Element Keepers online today. Many will be greateful for your donation, starting with me – Elizabeth.

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Learn more about TEN3

Buy a copy of Element Keeper here (Tate Publishing / Amazon.com Amazon.ca)

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Author of Element Keepers fantasy Novels

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