We are the Chongs from Jamaica. I was introduced or re-introduced to homeschooling through a Medical Missionary class i was doing recently. My husband and i decided to start with our 2 girls aged 13 yrs and 8 yrs. We have now started a few weeks but i am struggling. I have downloaded the Sonlight education ministries curriculum though and i am going forward with it by God's grace. My teenager is not happy with the decision and is pushing back a bit. She misses her friends. Though she still has social media access to them. She misses that she won't be in class with them anymore. There is a Homeschooling association here (Jamaica Homeschoolers association) but they are not Adventist. That is why i am reaching out to your association. We offer ourselves and welcome all or any advice to help.
Hello - we are Mike and Vicky Beamish. We are co-ordinators for the South West region of the UK. We home educated for about 11 years our two boys who are now 18 and 21 - one of whom is on the autistic spectrum. We decided to home educate out of a desire to improve our quality of family life, and not because we considered ourselves to be teachers. We found different creative ways of educating our boys and allowed them to develop skills/gifts they already had. We feel that mainstream education may not have allowed them to develop their gifts and talents to the extent they have done - for example both boys, especially the older one, are musically very gifted, so we allowed them lots of time and space to to explore this particular gift. We have always felt that life itself is an education, and so we never confined education just to books, although both boys have been avid readers. Our older boy has since been onto college to do a City & Guilds and consistently remained top of his class for 3 years, much to his and our delight. We openly admit that we were originally very sceptical about home educating; not being sure how we would do it, and the examples we had witnessed originally, but on reflection we are so glad we took the decision for our family as a whole. It hasn't been an easy ride but we are grateful for the opportunities it has afforded us as a family. We are willing to help others find their way, and particularly if you have any children with autism, we would be very glad to hear from you and try to answer your questions. God Bless.
We are the Cudjoe Family...(Joseph & Harriet and 2 children, Hannah & Elisha). We've been home educating for the past 2 years and it has been a true blessing. We have made so many new friends and feel as though we've gained a new family. We believe in providing a rounded education for our children - physical, mental and spiritual and we do this through a careful selection of materials, resources and curriculum. We look forward to sharing our journey further and meeting you at an event soon. God bless. xx