Maranatha Fighting Pollution. On Tuesday, the 25th of April, Maranatha’s Gr. 4 class served the community by cleaning up.
As part of the curriculum the Gr 4’s are learning about pollution and their role and responsibility in maintaining a healthy environment. They adopted the area across Maranatha School, better known as the ‘vlei’, as a class project.
“Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most,” Florida National University, 8 April 2013. Mrs. Ackerman accompanied them and led the project.
The Gr 4’s involvement taught them how important it is to work together to achieve an environment we can all be proud of. This project gave them a chance to give back to their community and mother earth. But most importantly, it gave them a clear understanding of what God meant in Genesis 1:26 – “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” May these learners’ service to our community serve to encourage each one of us to take responsibility for what the Lord has given us.