Emmanuel High was established in 1970 as an academic institution of the Seventh day Adventist Church, Lesotho conference. It is situated in the North-Eastern region of Lesotho at Lev’s Nek, Phats’oe in the Leribe district. It is located between the towns of Hlotse and Botho Bothe. It is located on the same campus as the Emmanuel SDA Primary School, which is the first site of the mission station in the country.It was established with the intention to provide Bible-based, Seventh- day Adventist education, developing students holistically- academically, spiritually, mentally and socially.
Established initially as a secondary school, with the first cohort of junior certificate candidates sitting for the exam in 1972, it became a full high school in 1984. The enrolment of the school has declined significantly in the past few years. Since its establishment, the school has had 12 different principals.
To provide a moral academic environment in which all learners can develop holistically in order to be of service in their community and in the country.
The school is based in an impoverished area and receives very little assistance from the government as it is categorised as a private school. Tuition fees are capped at R4100 by the government. Disregarding the fact that many pupils at this school can not even afford tuition fees (some parents end up bringing livestock to cover tuition fees) , it is difficult for the school to cover the salaries of it's teachers and operating costs. The school currently has over 150 pupils and is continuously faced with the threat of closure.
We as African Exodus will be having our annual mission at Emmanuel High school this year to renovate 8 classrooms and hopefully start a vegetable garden. However , the threat of closure is one we cannot prevent by merely renovating the school and that is why we are starting this campaign. Please help us keep Emmanuel High School open by donating towards operation costs. We would also appreciate any other kind of assistance i.e school supplies or food which can be sent directly to the school. Or simply sharing the story of a Christian school fighting to stay open.
We thank you in advance for your support.
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