Winners Chapel Invests In Education

Bishop 1Winners Chapel Ghana (WCG), says it is set to increase its investment in the education sector towards the provision of quality education for children across the country.

According to the church, which operates Heritage Academy, it was critical for children to secure a holistic development to become responsible adults to manage the nation in the future.

In that regard, the church aims at expanding the operations of its Heritage Academy and Junior High School to provide access to more children of its members and host communities.

Bishop George Adjeman, General Overseer of WCG, announced this at a thanksgiving service to climax the church’s 10th anniversary celebration in Accra on Sunday.

Giving an overview of the performance of the various sectors of the church over the past 10 years, the Bishop explained that their renewed commitment to invest more in education was in line with the church’s new policy towards making the church relevant to society.

He said since 2004, about 2,893 pupils have enrolled in the primary level of the Heritage Academy while 89 pupils have graduated from its JHS since 2011.

As part of the education plan, he noted that Heritage Academy, which is presently located on the premises of the church headquarters at Avenor in Accra, would expand to serve the host communities of the church’s 23 branches across the country.

In addition, he said the church, as part of its community support programme, was identifying the educational, economic and infrastructural needs of the host communities, for the appropriate interventions.

In that regard, WCG has also set up a scholarship scheme in support of needy but brilliant students at the secondary and tertiary levels.

“The church must be more relevant to the people,” he stressed, adding that there was a need for a combination of spiritual, socio-economic and infrastructural development.

With regard to the church’s Winning Life Bible Institute, Bishop Adjeman indicated that 151 students had so far graduated from the school.

He thanked God for how far the church had progress in spite of challenges, and expressed optimism that its projections for the next decade would be achieved.

Winners Chapel was in 2004, engulfed in what is described by Bishop Adjeman as a “divine crisis,” leading to a split of the church into Winners Chapel Ghana and Winners Chapel International, led by Bishop David Oyedepo.

“We thank God for establishing our independent identity,” Bishop Adjeman said at the service.

By Edmund Mingle

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