Jose Galvez, Lima, Peru
La Roca Christian School is located near Lima, Peru in a suburb called Jose Galvez. The school opened its doors in 2005 with 20 children attending preschool. It has added a grade each year and now has over 240 children enrolled (as of July 2016) in preschool through 9th grade.
La Roca Christian School was started with the purpose of meeting the educational and spiritual needs of Peruvian children in the community of Jose Galvez, where no bilingual Christian school existed. The school not only provides bilingual Christian education to the children of Peru but also serves as an important evangelistic outreach tool for the children’s families. La Roca is the only bilingual Christian school in this area, and it impacts the lives of children and families with the Gospel of Christ.
The vision of La Roca Christian School is to train a new generation of Peruvian children to become leaders and also disciples of Christ. As of December 2011, only 12.5% of the Peruvian population was Evangelical Christians. The school instills Christian values and principles, training children to serve the Lord for all eternity.
Lima has a population of nearly 9 million. The majority of the population earns only $200 a month. As a result, education is a privilege provided to only a few. The cost of education at La Roca is subsidized greatly since North American teachers raise their own financial support rather than earning a salary.
Please prayerfully consider providing financial support for the ongoing operating needs of La Roca Christian School and/or providing funds for scholarships. Click here to read the testimonies of some of our students (PDF).
Read about the school’s expansion project, which will enable it to continue adding a grade each year and ultimately a high school program. Click here for more details and also see the video. The staff of La Roca hopes to one day start the first Christian University in Lima.
Interested in becoming a teacher for La Roca School School? Click here for more information (PDF).
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