Mozambique Educators Visit Landmark
For the past three years, several members of the Landmark High School faculty traveled to Mozambique over March break to visit schools and orphanages. The visits were opportunities for the educators to both give and receive teaching advice.
In October 2019, the Susan and Larry Weil, the directors of the Christian Academy of Mozambique, one of the schools the teachers visit each year, spent the day at Landmark, touring the campus, observing classes, and meeting with administrators.
“We wanted to let Landmark know how much we appreciate that your teachers travel to Mozambique over their vacation,” said Susan. “It’s been a wonderful experience for our teachers and students.”
Sense of Community Is Palpable on Campus
The Weils, who hail from Washington state, started the school and ministry in Mozambique in 1996. The school, for students in grades kindergarten through 12, has grown from 12 students to its current 123. Students are taught in English, though many of the younger students enter school speaking Portuguese.
Susan said the teachers at the Christian Academy most appreciate the classroom management strategies and differentiated instruction tips they learned from Landmark teachers.
The couple was impressed with the state-of-the-art science labs, the details of the woodworking in Governor’s Landing, and the natural beauty of the campus, but what most impressed them were the students and faculty.
“We can feel the sense of community between both teachers and teachers and teachers and students. The environment is very similar to CAM (Christian Academy of Mozambique),” Susan said. “We hope this relationship continue for many years to come.”