Carol Noah who comes from Inokoi village of Brugum District , in the East Sepik Province had the challenge to develop human resource since 1997. She observed that the ‘Haus Tambaran” (house for men where training of adulthood is taught) activities occupied the minds of the potential students who could have received better education. She made up her mind that she would strive to set up a training school to train others to excel higher. Back in 1994 she had a call to go to her local SSEC Bible School in Brugum. After completing her two years she went to Christian Leaders Training College (CLTC) in 1997 and completed a Diploma in Theological studies.
While taking the Community Development course at CLTC her desire to train others increased the more and she encouraged another person to go and study at CLTC. By 2010, the first steps to start training others started with the help of Ezekiel Titus whom Carol encouraged to study at CLTC.
Currently the South Sea Evangelical Church Kawanga 2 Christian Foundation Training School in Brugum District of Wewak is into building classrooms and dormitories for students. The completed buildings consist of two classrooms, a single men’s dormitory to house 10 students with another project in the pipeline to build houses for marriage couples. The students are currently studying ‘Basic Christian Foundation’ a study from CLTC program.
The introductory course for basic computer skills by LTPNG is a way into partnering together to train Christian leaders for today’s generation. Carol said this opportunity has also given her ideas toward establishing a curriculum that will include technologies as well as biblical studies for her Bible School. This training is a start to an ongoing input into the Bible school training schedule which will give opportunity for LTPNG personnel to help teach at her Bible school.
“My goal is to offer a holistic training so that a student is trained to be equipped for all the vital areas of today’s ministry which involves modern technology. Therefore when I heard about the LTPNG awareness at CLTC last year, I knew it in my heart as God’s answer to my prayer. I am grateful that this training has eventuated and as a result it has given me a vision to place audio bibles to every home in my district with partnership of Learning Technologies”
Traditional Sepik Bilum, from Carol’s District
The different colors and designs are a picture of the many challenges that Carol faces to build a Bible School to address the bottom line of bringing God’s living word to her people. The tradition string bag caries all sorts of personal items for the owner and her vision is to put a Bible in the string bag of every owner in her district.