The Philippine Nazarene College campus was full of excitement as ground was broken for the new Technology and Vocational Skills Training Center.
Thanks to a partnership with Victoria, British Columbia, First Church of the Nazarene, a 40-foot ocean container was shipped, cleared customs, and arrived on campus with two steel buildings. The container will be followed by a Work & Witness team from the church, which will arrive in March.
Philippine Nazarene College President Stephen Gualberto shared about the school's impact on the community:
This area of the Philippines is known for some of the highest levels of abuse and neglect. The problem arises out of deeply rooted cultural issues and geographic isolation.
PNC is addressing this problem through an holistic approach that starts in kindergarten and continues throughout college. We currently have a student body of 526 students. There are 101 attending the college and 425 who are part of our preschool through 12th grade program.
The new technology and vocational skills training center will bring us into compliance with the new government curriculum standards and allow us to begin providing skills training (2016) not only for our high school students, but for our pastors as well.
If I were to summarize our impact, PNC is reaching into the community, serving to train young men and women to be effective pastors and teachers, to serve the Lord by serving others, and to impact the world for Christ.
PNC was established in 1952. In addition to the K-12 program, the college offers bachelor's degree programs in theology, religious education, elementary education (major in special education), and secondary education.