About Cheryl Barnes
It’s the first day of school. You don’t have new clothes, new shoes, or new school supplies. School is one room with 100 students of all ages and one teacher. This has been the reality in the nearly 1,200 primary schools that make up the five synods of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). But there has to be a better way.
As education facilitator for CCAP, Cheryl Barnes works with the education secretaries and education department personnel to improve the quality of education in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She is working to implement the best teaching methods, resources, and programs. Cheryl is establishing ongoing teacher education training to improve education in targeted CCAP schools. In addition, she is creating programs to mainstream children with special needs and is advocating for the education and empowerment of girls.