many of the 600 students at the ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro (ETSK) struggle to pay the minimal tuition. Some are even hungry, Dennis & Coletta Shelly share. The poor economy adversely affects workers, who in turn can’t support pastors, Christian workers or students like they did last year. The future ministry of these students is also affected.
With this in mind, the Shellys are promoting Skills Acquisition classes. And it’s catching on! Students hope to gain hands-on experience in tailoring, sewing, plumbing, welding, raising catfish, poultry and rabbits, computer studies, photography/video production, shoe making, and producing household cleaners and food like cocao mix.
(Photo of larger eggs the Shellys are promoting compared to those of local chickens.)