Fifty MPCS goLEAD high school students will participate in an innovative partnership with World Vision, one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations in the world, working in nearly 100 countries.
On October 12, the Ignite program will launch at MPCS with a powerful event, where students who have committed to sponsor children in Rwanda will find out who chose them as their sponsor. The Mount Paran Christian School students had their photos taken and sent to their partnering community in Rwanda, where their photos were displayed for the children in Rwanda to choose which student they want to be their sponsor. The MPCS students will receive a picture of the child holding their photo with a note letting them know about the child and what made the child choose them. This will be the emotional beginning of a transformational relationship that, accompanied with an experiential curriculum, will shape the students into global leaders with a biblical worldview.
The goLEAD participating students will build relationships with their sponsored child in Rwanda through the remainder of their high school career at MPCS. They will also learn about the root causes of poverty and how to tackle critical world issues. By connecting with vulnerable children in the developing world, students will gain empathy, learn to love their neighbors, and provide tangible help to meet the basic needs of others. The students will also lead in local action, helping neighbors in need in the Atlanta area.
Click below to watch Dr. Wiens's interview segment with 11Alive to learn more about the MPCS-World Vision partnership.