www.maranatha.org— This week, come with us to southeast India as we visit a school known as the “cave school.” The Huggelly Adventist School was made up of simple buildings with thatch roofs that allowed very little light inside. The classrooms were so dark that the students had to huddle up next to the doorways to see the lesson. There were no desks, so the kids sat on the floor. Not only was it a pretty tough place to learn, but the conditions were forcing parents to start pulling their children out to attend other schools. In this story, your kids will see how some children around the world have to learn each day, and how Maranatha helped.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- Have you ever been in a cave? What was it like?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, we’ll visit classrooms so poorly lit, they were known as the “cave school.”
Post-video Discussion Questions
- If you were a parent, why wouldn't you want your kids to go to the Huggelly school? How would those classrooms hurt their ability to learn?
- Why do you think the condition of the school affected the volunteers so strongly?
- How do you think the students felt about their new classrooms?
- Jesus said that one of the most important things we can do is to love our neighbors— do you think it is more important to serve those that live close to us in our neighborhood, or halfway around the world?
- Give us opportunities to help people no matter where they live.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The donor for the Huggelly school, Norm Cary, has a honeybee farm in California with more than 900 million honeybees! His story was featured in another Maranatha Kids! Episode entitled “Bees Building Schools.”