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Local board begins to govern Colegio
June 26, 2012
Almost 100 years on since its foundation, Colegio San Andrés is now governed by a local board, the Asociación Educativa San Andrés Anglo Peruano.
The Colegio was founded by Free Church of Scotland missionary Reverend John A Mackay in 1917, and recently celebrated its 95th anniversary.
This transfer to local control will facilitate the school’s development and plans for expansion, while the Free Church will maintain its involvement through its delegates on the local board both in Scotland and Peru.
Head teacher Clive Bailey, who comes from the Ayr Free Church congregation, said: “I am delighted to announce the news of the transfer of the Colegio to local leadership.
“We have exciting plans for the development and expansion of the school as we approach our centenary, and the need for Christian education is as urgent as ever.
“The membership of the new board is of exceptionally high quality, and we ask you to pray for them as they begin their work.”
Mr Bailey (pictured above) continued: “God has provided for us in the past; we are confident that ‘Our times are in His hands’.
“May He continue to call Peruvian young people to follow and serve Him.”
Mr Bailey will be on home soil over the summer months, and will be speaking at a variety of congregations including Dundee, Smithton in Inverness, Dowanvale in Glasgow and St Columba’s in Edinburgh.
A final schedule will be available on the Free Church website once confirmed.
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