It has long been our vision to offer a complete education from preschool through grade 12. In 2017, we undertook a project to expand the BCI Academy to offer grades 9 and 10. This meant that students could reap the benefits of an excellent education at the BCI Academy for two additional years. Since our school ends at grade 10, those who complete grade 10 and progress to university prep (grades 11 and 12) must switch to government school for their final two years.
A BCI Academy student shared his thoughts after transferring to a government school for grade 11: “I don’t hate the government school and I don’t like it either. I hate the racism and other things. Some of the teachers have taught for many years in the school and they are sick and tired of teaching. Some teachers give us one question and they sit and relax for 45 minutes, even though we only have class twice a week on that subject. The quality of the teaching in government schools is really poor compared to the BCI Academy and other private schools. There is a laboratory but we have not been to the lab since school year started. The school fees are really cheap compared to private schools so you get what you pay for.”
We have stepped out in faith and embarked on completion of the BCI Academy by initiating the building of grade 11 and 12 classrooms. Although great progress has been made, we are running out of time and resources for the 2021/22 school year, which will begin in mid to late September. If you are able to be a part of this special project to help fulfill the promise of a complete education at the BCI Academy, please reach out. You may send a check by postal mail, make a donation by credit or debit card by calling our US office, or make a secure one-time gift through our website.
Make a one-time gift: https://blessingthechildren.org/donate.html
You may also call us at 1-888-269-2719 to donate securely over the phone, or mail a check to: Blessing the Children International, 2265 Fraser Road, Kawkawlin, MI 48631.