High Quality Education Embedded with Christian Values
Stephen’s Children opened Farah School – its first School – in El Khosous, a slum area of Cairo, in fall 2012. The school has an enrollment capacity of nearly 1,000 students. Its purpose is to provide high-quality basic school education (grades K – 9) embedded with Christian values.
Farah School’s core curriculum is mandated by the Ministry of Education and includes Arabic, English, and Mathematics. It also emphasizes computer skills as indispensable for further education and employment. The state-mandated curriculum is enriched with electives and activities such as art, music, drama, sports, and vocational skill development. It targets any Egyptian child whose parents value education, whether Christian or Muslim.
Students graduate from Farah School well-educated with the knowledge, skills, and values needed for success in high school, university, employment, and citizenship. The majority of students complete grade 9 and continue their education at the high school level. These graduates will demonstrate character traits like honesty, hard work, respect, generosity, non-violence, and forgiveness. Regardless of religious affiliation, they will respect each other as Egyptian citizens deserving of dignity and freedom.
Farah means joy. The school’s themes is taken from St. Paul’s writings:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
Farah School will be the Stephen’s Children model for other Schools whose permits and approvals are being pursued, now that Farah School is demonstrating educational achievement and excellence.
under-privileged children and young people so they may reach their own people.”