Besides being active with missionary outreach, Barbara Meinel at Balkans Relief Mission in Albania focuses much of her time on illustrating and editing for various children’s publications. Some of her work includes assisting other non-profit entities in publishing educational materials for distribution to schools in neighboring countries.
Barbara creates and posts free educational resources (including for religious education) on the TES, Times Educational Supplement website, in the UK. Every month thousands of downloads are made by schools and individuals both in the UK and around the world. In the first half of 2012 her materials were downloaded over 20,000 times.
Her work has received many positive online reviews and she was recently awarded several five star recommendations for her publications. She was also invited to attend the TES and TLS school award ceremony held in London in 2012, and given the distinction of a “best quality” resource person.
Her latest project is the “Children's Bible Stories and Studies Illustrated.” Each Bible story/study file contains classes for five different age levels, and is full of wonderfully illustrated art and photos. Plans are in the works to also produce a similar yet simplified children’s hardcover Bible, with translation into additional languages.
Barbara channels her creative energy into developing these materials on a volunteer basis and donations towards her efforts are much appreciated. Your help can enable her to continue to provide meaningful and educational publications and articles for many children and teachers internationally.
Follow this link to sample Barbara’s educational resources on the TES site (her nickname is STEPCTC) :