“A high quality education is the key to alleviating economic poverty; a Christ-centered education is the key to alleviating the poverty of the soul.”
– Jackie Matthews, Chairman and Co-Founder of The James 1:27 Project
It all started in a 4th grade classroom in Tacoma, WA. A group of elementary students at a small, urban private Christian school met a Pastor from Kenya who shared with them what life was like for the children in his village. The students were so heartbroken to hear about the hunger, poverty, violence and disease that children their same age faced that they wanted to help. They began to pray. With the help of their teachers and families, these students formed a business and began raising money to build a school in Kenya so the children there could have a safe place to go every day, to learn about God, receive a quality education and have a nutritious lunch. The Lord heard their prayers and blessed the work of their hands….