AFRICAN REGIONAL SUMMIT ON ADVENTIST EDUCATION HELD IN KIGALI RWANDA
Over 450 delegates from the whole Africa attended the education summit which was held in Kigali, Rwanda from 15th to 19th February,2017. The theme of the summit was ‘educating for enternity‘
and it was aimed at finding ways of improving Adventist Schools in Africa. According to Dr.Kadyakapita from Southern Africa -Indian Ocean Division,a bigger percentage of Adventist schools are in a crisis as their performance has gone down in the past years.‘The Summit will help improve the standards of Adventist schools at all levels,from Primary to University.‘He said. Dr.Kadyakapita said that every year many non Adventists are enrolling in our schools,hence the need to apply the Bible principle from Revelation 14 verses 6 to 12 where there is no Adventist but only Christian movement. Amongst the delegates that attended the summit were President of Malawi Union Conference Pastor Frackson Kuyama, Malawi Union Education Director Pastor Elfis Luwani, Directors of Education from South Malawi Field,Central Malawi Conference,and North Malawi Field, Pastors Alfred Kilembe,Davie Kanjadza and Moyo respectively. Dr Mozecie SJ Kadyakapati from SID was the leader of facilitators. Others were Dr. Lisa M Beardsley from General Conference, Dr Andrew Mutero from East- Central Division and Dr.Juvenal Balisasa from West - Central Africa Division. From Kigali the delegates proceeded to South Africa where they attended Christian Leadership skills in Pretoria. About 500 delegates from SID only attended the seminar focusing much on who a leader is. Delegates were reminded of the need to take Jesus as the centre of salvation, and the need as leaders ,to maintain what is good but without compromising the package of Seventh Day Adventist message. Malawi union conference President Pastor Frackson Kuyama emphasised that Adventists should not forget their identity. ‘We are the Remnant church.As leaders, we need to be exemplary as we spread the word of God to the world.He said.