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Remedial Classes Offer Second Chance at Literacy

In some parts of Egypt, as many as 50 to 80 percent of students who graduate from high school are unable to read. Many students are simply pushed through grades rather than taught to understand concepts. Students from Christian homes are especially prone to neglect from teachers because of the stigma associated with their identity. This often results in many Christians living in poverty and never learning to read the Word of God.

The Egypt-Sponsor-A-Child program enables Christian workers to hold remedial classes for children, mostly from Coptic Christian homes. Many students are the first in their families to learn to read and write. Most importantly, they are learning from the Word of God and can now read it for themselves!

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Schooling brings earthly and eternal gain

Schooling, Christian Aid Ministries

Coptic Christians in Egypt are not born into a life of ease. Many are heirs to poverty fueled by economic problems and pressures because of their Christian identity. The high rate of illiteracy caused by the country’s dysfunctional public schooling system deepens their struggle. Many Coptic Christians grow up without an opportunity to learn to read and understand God’s Word.

The Egypt-Sponsor-A-Child program enables children from Coptic Christian homes to attend remedial classes. Here, teachers use hands-on methods and Bible stories to help students grasp reading, writing, and math concepts. After observing a class, a CAM staff person said, “This program has excellent value! . . . The students have lots of energy, but it’s channeled into constructive learning.”

Remedial classes are a way to help save Coptic Christians from a lifetime of illiteracy, giving them tools to overcome chronic poverty. But the eternal value is of even greater importance. The ability to read carries God’s truth into their homes, and we pray it brings a glorious harvest!

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Teaching children and transforming lives

Christians in Egypt, Christian Aid Ministries

Persecuted and oppressed, groups of Coptic Christians in Egypt face chronic poverty. Illiteracy among them is high. As a result, many are unable to read the Bible and possess a limited knowledge of God’s principles. Our contacts are reaching out to such people by holding Christian remedial classes supported by CAM.

$10 sponsors one student for a month.

Before Amr* attended a remedial school, he treated others abusively, cursing and striking even his own family members. But while learning to read and write at the remedial school, Amr’s behavior toward his friends and family drastically changed. “Everyone could realize he was completely transformed,” shared a contact. We rejoice to see God using these classes to touch young lives in Egypt!

More than 1,000 children are waiting to be sponsored.

*Name changed to protect identity.

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Positive change in children’s lives

Coptic Christians, Christian Aid Ministries

Our contacts were shocked when they first began reaching out to groups of Coptic Christians who were marginalized from society. Like the children of Israel in ancient Egypt, hundreds of thousands of Christians were living as internal refugees. Years of persecution and oppression had left them in extreme poverty.

Each generation living in poverty sets back the next generation, which increases the illiteracy rate. Consequently, Coptic Christians in many parts of Egypt are unable to read the Bible and have limited knowledge of God’s principles.

CAM-supported Christian remedial classes are changing the future for many Coptic Christian children in Egypt. Our contact shared, “The parents are very excited to see a positive change in their children’s lives. Without these classes, each child would probably be doomed to a lifetime of illiteracy.”