International Ministries

STEP Sponsors Students in Bulgaria

This project seeks to raise $2,200 to cover the cost of furnishings and teacher stipends for the Literacy Program at the Sofia Baptist Church in Bulgaria.

Goal: $2,200

About This Mission Project

Bulgaria is the poorest country in the European Union. Unemployment is high, salaries are low and the Roma people face severe discrimination.

The Sofia Baptist Church started a Literacy Program with three goals: First, to enable children to regularly attend public school. Second, to teach life skills like hygiene, health and nutrition. Third, to plant seeds of faith through Bible stories, media, conversations and involvement in the church.

The Student Tuition Expense Program (STEP) seeks to provide up to 20 students with classroom furnishings (such as desks, chairs, computer tables and bookshelves) and to provide a small transportation stipend for volunteer teachers.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $2,200 to cover the cost of furnishings and teacher stipends for the Literacy Program at the Sofia Baptist Church in Bulgaria.

The purpose of the project is to provide a healthy classroom environment for 20 Roma children in grades K–12. This will prepare them to return to school or enroll for the first time and attend regularly.

This project will be managed by IM missionary Terry Myers.

It is anticipated that STEP funds will help children acquire the life and literacy skills they need to break the cycle of unemployment.

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All of the staff in the Literacy Program have a knowledge of the Roma people and their culture. They have a heart to help these children integrate into Bulgarian society, come to know Jesus Christ and lead long, full lives.