Impacting Lives in Zambia

Working in partnership with BIC Canada and BIC Zambia, the Percy and Sanfilippo families will be relocating to the rural community of Macha, Zambia in early 2015 to serve at Macha International Christian School.

At the invitation of MICS leadership and the Brethren in Christ Church of Zambia, we will focus on administration, fundraising, communications, educational development, and volunteer management.

Our goal is to invest in local leadership and to increase the capacity of MICS to impact the community.

We invite you to partner with us. Together, we can impact the lives of students and their families in Zambia!

  • About the Percy Family

    Percy_WagonJulianne is a primary school teacher who specializes in teaching English as a second language (ESL). Julianne will be establishing an ESL program for students who arrive at MICS without a solid foundation in English language skills, as well as mentoring teachers.

    Joel is a marketing professional with a background in communications and strategy. He also served for six years in various roles at The Meeting House, a BIC church with locations throughout Ontario. Joel’s work will focus on communications and leadership development.

    Micah and Caleb will be students at MICS.

    Joel and Julianne lived in the Mtshabezi community in rural Zimbabwe in 2006/2007 where they served with a local AIDS project.

  • About the Sanfilippo Family

    Sanfilippo_Family_Edit_For_BrochureJamie’s professional background is in communications, broadcasting, design and administration. He has worked in the Canadian church and non-profit sector since 2003. Jamie will work together with Joel in fundraising and communications and will manage operational logistics. He will also work with Arja to oversee international volunteers.

    Arja began working in the financial industry in 1998. She has extensive experience in finance and administration and will provide support in both of these areas to MICS.

    Kanah and Talya will study in a self-directed format and hope to tutor younger children at MICS. Ranen will be a student at MICS.

    The Sanfilippos lived in the Macha community in 2009/2010.