Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
It is very difficult to forget habits that one grows up with, Green Anglicans targets children to learn the habit of caring for creation so that they will continue with those habits as they grow, and influence their friends and families too.
A very successful and fun workshop took place at the church of Annunciation, Paarl on Saturday the 11th of February 2017 where the Archdeaconry of Paarl was introduced to Ryan the Rhino. There was an attendance of nearly 50 Sunday school educators from the churches of Paarl, namely; St Bernard Mizeki, Church of the Annunciation, St Stephen, St Thomas, St Augustine, St Michael, Church of the Ascension, and Holy Trinity. There was a wonderful diversity of teachers from teenagers through to over 70 years old!
Rev Rachel Mash, Ncumisa Magadla and Nosisa Bulose took turns facilitating the workshop explaining all the ten topics found in the book Ryan the Rhino to the educators. The educators had a chance to prepare a session from the different themes in the book such as water, land, climate change, pollution, etc. They showed great enthusiasm and creativity during their task of presenting the different topics. These are wonderful teachers who certainly will make learning fun and interesting for the children.
The Green Anglicans office aims to make children and the educators aware of environmental problems and to find ways to save our planet together. The aim is to remove the thought that the earth was made just for human survival and to engrave on our hearts the thought that it was made for the comfort of all God’s creation.
– Nosisa Bulose