Our Year 10 Mission trip to Myanmar at South East Adventist Seminary (SEAS)was hot, but very rewarding. This year we ventured north from Yangon, to Hpa-An. Henderson and Gilson students taught English lessons throughout the day to students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our students were the first English speaking group that had been to their school in over one hundred years!
While the knowledge and understanding of the language was limited, students at SEAS kindness, hospitality and generosity was very heartwarming. We left with promises of returning next year with a new group of students to help them develop their language further, but also with very sad hearts as many of the Henderson and Gilson students knew they wouldn’t be returning!
Fundraising at school throughout the year enabled Henderson College to donate $2000 which will cover the wages of two teachers in village schools.
Sandra Ferry, Principal.