To give children who are marginalized an access to a quality, holistic education. Why? So they will live long and prosperous lives.
Let's knock down some barriers and empower some potential! Yes!
In the words of Paulo Freire, "...it [education] then becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which [boys] and [girls] deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world."
WHAT WE DO
We hope to implement innovative education solutions ourselves or to partner with other organizations who do. We will go where we are desperately needed to:
- Build pop-up school classrooms
- Help improve existing education /child development programs
- Train local teachers/children's workers
- Develop resources and support for students and teachers (i.e. school supplies, safe transformation, teaching tools, scholarships.)
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Rebekah is thrilled and honoured to be part of a few communities who put the WE and OUR in the moving classroom.
Fireplace Ministries, from her childhood home of Stony Plain, Alberta. Thank you Fireplace for taking on The Moving Classroom Project!
There are more friends and family from Kelowna BC, Alberta, and around the world who are a part of the community joining in the continuing mission.
Why Are We Moving?
You may be wondering what's with all the MOVING, traveling, and roaming. Click the video (coming soon) to hear more about Rebekah and her moving classroom, how it came to be and where she's dreaming it will go from here. Get on board!
Rebekah Dawn Croker
Rebekah is a teacher, a children's pastor, and an education and child activist. She is a Canadian who has worked with children and children’s workers (i.e. social workers, teachers, parents and foster parents, ministers, counsellors, etc.) in over twenty countries around the world and in Canada for over twenty years. She loves to read and see children reading. Rebekah can’t really name a favourite book but she has a real soft spot for Diana Wynn Jones' Howl and his moving castle. She grew up spending a lot of time in a travelling circus-style tent (that's another story). She also is unashamedly a bit of a Trekkie. (Again with all the moving around!) However, her greatest adventure is to be the love of God to children and she believes in the transformative power and freedom that a good education can give a child.