Alexandria School of Theology, Egypt
To provide financial support to meet the shortfall in budget for the academic year 2010/11
May 2011 - August 2011
Charity information: Jerusalem and the Middle East Church Association (JMECA)
Due to the changes in Egypt over the past year Christians can be more open and active locally. This, along with past successful students from the region south of Cairo has meant an increase in students wishing to study at the Alexandria School of Theology. However, the school is facing a significant shortfall in finances despite many of the staff being volunteers,
Through reaching out to supporters we aim to build a base of regular supporters who will provide a steady income flow over the years to ensure that the school is able to continue to deliver its high level of theological training. Those trained go on to be ordained ministers, deacons and teachers who can set up congregations around North Africa.
To provide financial support to the Alexandria School of Theology
Activities» To attract one-off and regular donors through on-line publicity and direct mail
Success will be raising a sixth of the £6,700 needed to meet the shortfall for the academic year 2010/11. Other groups will be raising the remainder.
The project will mean that in future years more students can be accommodated on the scholarship program who will go on to serve the Lord in various Egyptian cities through evangelism, teaching, social work and church planting.
Long term success is dependent on people setting up standing orders to support the school in the future,
There are no risks.
A report on the success of the fundraising project will be reported on our website, on the diocesan website and in Bible Lands magazine.
Individual donors who set up standing orders will receive annual updates on the school's work.
Budget - Project Cost: £6,700Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,100 JMECA target The proportion to be raised by JMECA to meet 2010/11 shortfall £5,600 Remaining target The amount to be raised by other charitable groups
The Alexandria School of Theology was formed in 2005 to help prepare servants for Christ to serve in Egypt and surrounding countries. It is our deep conviction that only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring real and lasting hope to people in our region. In the providence of God, AST is already reaching out to people of all denominations. Ministries are being revived and new ministries spawned through the efforts of our students.
Students from the Anglican Church in Egypt and Sudan as well as from other denominations. Most are in full-time employment and some are married and have children. Currently there are 55-60 students at the Alexandria School of Theology.
We are a charity which has been supporing the work of the Episcopal/Anglican church in the Middle East for over 100 years and have direct links with the bishops within the region.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mrs Shirley Eason
Administrator for JMECA
The Most Reverend Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis
Bishop of Egypt
Reverend Emad A Mikhail
President of Alexandria School of Theology
The greatest benefit for me was relating theoretical study with the contemporary realities of the church.