Victor Vula is director and principal of Victory International School in Myanmar and leads Victory Community Chapel.
Praise be to God. Our teacher training program went well. We owe big gratitude to Jonathan Stone, April Murphree, Ashley Bowman, and Saw Lin Myat for helping Victory International School teachers to be more effective in their teaching skills.
Although it is difficult to predict what will happen next, and with uncertainty ahead of us, we are continuing our preparation for the new school year to begin. Because of COVID-19 and with the current political crisis, we will use an online home-based learning method again this year. We plan to start class July 7 for younger grades, and older grades the following day.
Some students will not be able to join the school this year, especially in the preschool level, but we thank God that we will have a good number of students attending this school year. However, we have to make discounts on school fees available for most of the students and offer scholarships for those who need special consideration. We also plan to lay the foundation for the school building on new land. The Lord has blessed us with more classes, and for that we need more classrooms; if we can start regular school next year, we will run out of space.
Praise God, after much planning and prayers, we are in a position to begin ninth grade. Students will be learning with the Bob Jones online learning program, the curriculum we are using for most of the younger grade level students.
Please continue to pray for Myanmar. There is not much progress to be seen with the coup; but we hope and believe that change will happen soon. Life is still difficult.
Please continue to pray for safety, wisdom for me and my wife, strength and health to face both the third wave of COVID-19 and the current political crisis, and stronger internet connection and no interruption with the crises we are currently facing.
Victor Lal S. Vula