Backpacks for Africa is Project Lucas' premiere project. It all started when our founder met a little girl named Mary who could not go to school because she lacked a simple notebook. She lacked a notebook, therefore she could not attend school for an entire term. This prompted Scott to do something to help Mary, and 13 years later thousands of backpacks have been given out to children in need. To read this amazing story, click here.
Meredith Norris has traveled to Kenya serveral times with Project Lucas. In this brief video she describes an amazing experience she had over two different trips with one family. Her story is a testimony to God's faithfulness and might working in a family that is sponsored by Project Lucas. Click on the video below to hear her story.
Matthew 25:31-44 tells the story of what happens when we love the "least of these"- the poor, the hungry, the disenfranchised. Rick Warren calls the poor "God's Favorites." Amy Austin's story of an important lesson she learned in Kenya with Project Lucas will help us all. Click on the video below to hear her story.
Willis is a teacher and director at Baptist Education Center in Ruiru, Kenya. He, along with several of his students, attended the 2019 Project Lucas backpack ceremony Here he shared an amazing word of encouragement concerning the impact one backpack can make in the life of a child and an entire school and community. Click on the video below to hear his story.
Scott Dishong believes that "Backpack Day is the greatest day of the year!" It's the day that we get to give hope to thousands of children and families by sharing the simple gospel story and a small backpack full of school supplies. Click the video below to see what Backpack Day looks like. Click here to learn more about Backpack Day.
Sylvester and Isabel's Story
The Project Lucas Academy was founded in 2016. It currently hosts children from preschool through grade 4 in Ruiru, Kenya. Project Lucas believes education is key, in partnership with the gospel, to help children and families escape poverty. We believe a strong education gives children the foundation to live strong Godly lives. One of our core values is education. The Project Lucas Academy motto is "Learn and Shine." Check out the video below of our head teacher and executive director.