Uniqueness of PACE
Our maxim is to make “Education Available, Affordable and Accessible.” Education is one of the core values of PACE Ministries. This is the reason for Pan African Schools. We run an integrated “one stop education system” that caters for children from nursery ages 2-6 to college age 20. The education sector employs the largest number of people in the ministry (62%). 79% of our staff with academy aged children educate their children at Pan African Academy. Our education department provides academic opportunities to orphans, needy and street children from 2 countries in the great lake region as well as to our own local kids. 10-15 % of our pupil and student population are receiving free education and assisted living.
PACE Ministries’ goal is to operate 4 schools on one campus:
1. Elementary school
2. High School or Secondary School (Future)
3. Vocational College
4. Bible College
We have a health clinic on campus that serves our pupils, students and staff with general health needs, medical checkups and treatments, and periodic dental services. Medical and dental outreach programs are held during the year, both as humanitarian and evangelistic efforts.
Through the college beauty school we offer hairdressing/barber services for our pupils, students and staff on campus. We also have a woodshop and metal shop where community members can have furniture built and repairs made. Through PACE water services, water can be pumped from the river, and hauled to storage tanks. During the year, there are many seminars, workshops and outreach designed to encourage, teach and equip Kenyans.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
PACE Ministries ascribes to the principles of self-governance and self-sustainability. PACE’s outreach is primarily to the Pan African community in Africa as well as the Diaspora. It is therefore natural that its leadership hails largely from the same community. We have Africans, African Americans, Caribbean Africans, and Caucasians serving on the board, reflecting the desired diversity within the leadership. In Kenya, leadership and management are provided by indigenous people. Foreign staff provides support services and serves under the management of indigenous leadership. Our leadership and management staff believe fully in self-governance and self-sustainability
While PACE ministries welcomes financial support from the body of Christ, we value greatly the benefits and dignity of self-government and self-sustainability. Currently, the ministry raises 1/3 of its income from its locally generated income (schools and medical services) and another 1/3 from US churches and individuals. The remaining 1/3 comes from team donations and one time gifts from foreign partners. Our goal is to raise another 1/3 locally leaving only 1/3 of everyday operating expenses to come from the global community. With 2/3 of our income generated within the country, the ministry financial footing shall be secure. If the other 1/3 of our financial resources should not be available, the ministry could simply down size, rather than face financial collapse.
UNIQUENESS IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
- Ministry is led by Pan African and indigenous leadership. Its board reflects a global community.
- The vision and mission of PACE are 100% indigenous.
- Ministry enjoys self governance and partial self sufficiency.
- All upper and lower management positions are run by the Pan African community
- Provides an opportunity for global community members to serve in missions and development alongside indigenous people under African leadership and management.