My mission was to Bourofaye Christian School (BCS), teaching everyone from Kindergarten to year 9, and almost every subject. I didn’t have a formal teaching qualification, but by the end of my time there, I had taught every child in the school but one! However, I felt as though I had learned far more from the school than anyone learned from me.
I first got involved with WEC because I didn’t want to go to university. Or rather, God wouldn’t let me go to university; every time I tried to even choose a place or subject, I became really anxious. It’s hard to explain, but I eventually figured out God was trying to tell me something.
I met some amazing people from all over the world – I have friends now on four different continents – and I learned a lot about working with other cultures.
I had heard about a wonderful school in Africa, so I looked at WEC’s short-term opportunities. I say ‘opportunities’ because I never really saw myself as a potential ‘missionary’; I just wanted to do something useful. Eventually, I applied, looking to be a teacher at this wonderful school.
At BCS, I met some amazing people from all over the world – I have friends now on four different continents – and I learned a lot about working with other cultures. I thoroughly fell in love with the work, the children, the school community and, of course, Africa itself. I went for a gap year, but ended up staying for three years!
Find out more about our Schools ministry
Bourofaye Christian School (BCS) in Senegal provides a safe, inspiring, Christian environment for children of missionaries, enabling their parents to fulfil their calling. The school fosters a vital sense of belonging and community, in which children can learn and thrive. There is also a clear Christian ethos which underpins everything the school does.
We need you to get involved
BCS is always interested in hearing from potential new staff members. Might God be calling you to Senegal?
If you’re a missionary, looking for a school for your child, contact us for a chat.