FCU and Macdellar Sons of Grace School
Several years back, Susan Tordella, chair of the FCU Council of Social Justice, was introduced to Mark Tillah, founder and director of the Macdellar Sons of Grace School in the Volta region of Ghana. She, with others from FCU, began to organize fundraiser events for the school, where students in need receive a tuition-free education. Susan created a 501(c)3 organization, Learning Up, so that people could make donations directly to the school.
Rev. Lara Hoke began to volunteer for the school in 2022 in the form of fundraising, and then in 2023 she became their volunteer webmaster (their website is here.) During her upcoming 2024 sabbatical, Rev. Lara plans to travel to the school as a mission trip, volunteering her time in any way that is helpful, including teaching and more.