GLA celebrates Eco Campus

2017-03-30 06:02
Teachers at GLA implement experiential training techniques as much as possibleto contribute to effective learning.                             Photos: SUPPLIED

Teachers at GLA implement experiential training techniques as much as possibleto contribute to effective learning. Photos: SUPPLIED

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GLOBAL Leadership Academy (GLA) will celebrate the inauguration of the GLA Eco Campus next to Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay today.

When the developers of Fountains Estate, Buchner Propvest, donated 7.5 hectares of land to Global Leadership Academy in 2010, there was nothing but grasslands visible to the eye. Johann McFarlane, the husband of Marietjie McFarlane, principal of GLA, then noted that should anything ever arise from this land it would be a testimony of God’s provision, as the school had no resources whatsoever to build anything for themselves.

Now, seven years later, and with many testimonies of God’s provision through people volunteering expertise - man hours and services - the new school building opened its doors for the first time on Monday, August 29, 2016.

The construction of the school started on April 25, 2013, after the team had clearly heard the Lord say, “Start with the foundations!” Since then, a small team of 6-8 builders worked through wind and rain to complete the bulk brickwork. Only for a few months in 2016 there was an escalation in activity on site as more and more work had to be done to complete construction before September 1.

“There are testimonies of many weeks when there was literally no money to pay wages, only to receive donations at the school on the very morning payments were due,” says Stefan Kleyn from GLA.

“Similarly, we received enthusiastic support from local service providers, and wish to thank every company who helped us make the dream of a quality learning environment for students of Kouga a reality.

“Today, March 30, marks the grand opening of the school we have come to love and enjoy so dearly. Please read through the Inauguration booklet for more information on our story, and come and visit us tonight as we host Jeffreys Bay in a Easter Night Market.”

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