|Curriculum “Restitution” (Launch)
The writing team of 4 key educators, led by Pastor Mwaku, “made restitution” (proof of their labour). Two events were held in Kinshasa and Kikwit, covered by TV and Radio (respectively). I discovered when Congolese dedicate a new book, they “baptise” it – pouring some water on it – with prayer.
Curriculum context: A consultation in 2009 developed various goals to restore the primary and secondary schools in DRC. They called for a curriculum to teach Christian ethics from an Anabaptist perspective to children Grades 1-12 as one element. ICOMB, through its budget and special donors has supported the writing process which began in 2012. Pastor Mwaku now launches a training season for the 61 Mennonite schools in Kinshasa region, and then the remaining 275 in the rural areas.