Colegio Alfa & Omega has a vibrant history over the past 39 years of God’s provision, grace and protection for which we are truly humbled and grateful. Today its incredible impact is felt and seen daily in its classrooms, by its families, by international volunteers and mission teams and on the landscape of leading Christian education in Europe.
Building on this strong foundation, Alfa & Omega’s governing board has embarked upon the Light for the Future capital campaign which will add the final post-16 stage of education commonly known as the Baccalaureate to its curriculum. This will bring Jorge and Encarnita Pastor’s dream to fruition of an Alfa & Omega Christ-Centered education that spans the complete Spanish curriculum and provides the required education to enroll in university-level studies.
Currently, the only option for university-bound students in the region is enrolling in one of the public institutes. Students who are accustomed to Alfa & Omega’s personalization, innovative methodology and Christ-centered teaching face a very difficult transition. The final two years of a young person’s secondary educational life are the most formative because they truly shape one’s faith and future. By adding the Baccalaureate, the Alfa & Omega faculty and administration will be able to both make a more lasting impression and better advocate for their students by providing the spiritual support at a critical time needed to develop lifelong faith and leadership skills.
As a private Christian-centered school, Alfa & Omega receives no public funding. After carefully assessing the costs of offering the two-year Baccalaureate to an initial class of 30 students, Alfa & Omega’s governing board has planned for a total project cost of $1,600,000. This will provide for the construction of a new academic building which will consist of four classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories and restrooms. While there are other planned improvements and needed renovations on the horizon, the construction of the academic building and all of its associated licenses and permits are the only requirements needed to open the doors of the Baccalaureate.
In 2015, we founded the Dénia Bridges Foundation (DBF), US 501c3 religious non-profit corporation based in Menlo Park, California to raise financial support for Colegio Alfa & Omega from the United States. Each of our six volunteer board members has deep experience volunteering for extended periods of time at Colegio Alfa & Omega and the other related ministries in Dénia. In fact, Eunice Pastor, Executive Director of Alfa & Omega is one of our founding board members. DBF will take an active role in supporting the Light of the Future captial campaign.
And efforts have begun. Thanks to our DBF donors and a generous grant from the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church of Waco, we have already raised $35,000 of the $40,000 for the architectural diagrams needed to begin the project. For now, we are asking only for donations to help us raise the remaining $5,000.
With all that you know about Alfa & Omega, please prayerfully consider making a donation that will help us begin the project. Please consider the importance of the school’s mission, the impact Alfa & Omega has on so many children and youth today and will have for many years to come, the impact that it made in your own life and the successful model it provides to other churches struggling to reach people in a post-Christian Europe.
I am confident that you will be delighted by our plans. We are not only building classroom walls but also transforming the student’s spiritual journey at the Colegio Alfa & Omega in Dénia and beyond.
President and Co-founder, Dénia Bridges Foundation