Meet Our Students
Grade R (Reception Year)
Grade R (Reception Year, Grade 0) is partnered with Emily Pate. Emily served as a music teacher for grades R through 5 at Mukhanyo Christian Academy in South Africa in the summer of 2014.
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First grade is partnered with the Veritas School of Richmond VA. Each year Veritas sponsors Run For Mukhanyo, raising support for Mukhanyo Christian Academy students. Veritas’s 2013 Run raised more than $16,000. A team of Veritas students regularly travel to Mukhanyo Christian School to teach lessons, lead camps, and befriend MCA children, whose lives and cultures are vastly different, yet the same in their need for love, security, and nurture.
Grade 2 is partnered with the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill , NC. In each of the last two years, Trinity raised $14,000 and with those funds MCA was able to purchase four additional classrooms and four flushable toilets. These additional classrooms have made it possible to provide a quality education to more children.
Grade 3 is partnered with Ed Rettig, Friends of Mukhanyo’s co-founder, in Canton, VA. This year will be the first annual Run for Mukhanyo, on October 11, 2014 at Camp Cale in Hertford, NC. and at Elizabeth City, NC.
Grade 4 is partnered with Boy Scouts of Troop 880 in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2013, the scouts traveled to South Africa for a week to help out at Mukhanyo Christian Academy. It’s a wonderful example of an important core value at Friends of Mukhanyo: kids helping kids!
Grade 5 is fully sponsored by supporters of Friends of Mukhanyo.