Monday, December 27, 2010
LEP is hosting the second teacher training session with a focus on early literacy skills, lesson planning, classroom management, and cultural literacy. The training manuals for the teachers are almost all printed and we are continuing to gather flashcards, magnetic letters, and trays.
While the teachers are in the training sessions, another part of the team will be working with the kids conducting a two day vacation bible school type day camp, mixing Bible teaching with fun activities that help teach object lessons.
This trip also entails the start of construction on the new school building. The villagers have been working on making the bricks and gathering some of the materials for the project.
Last year, the time spent in the village out in Bong County was such a blessing for all of the team members, that this year's team is very excited about being able to spend more time out there working and getting to know the villagers.
Please pray for the upcoming trip and if God leads you donations are still being accepted for the building project.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Liberia Education Project is working with the residents of Bong County to build a school to serve the needs of several villages. The new school will be named “Ghenwein Mission School”.
Would you consider giving your loose change to help make a big change in the lives of the children and families in Bong County?
Here’s how you can help-place a jar on your counter with the Loose Change for Liberia label on it, each night empty the loose change from your pockets/purses into the jar, then once a month send your donation into the Liberia Education Project and watch how your loose change can help change lives in Liberia!
To get started please email Jacob Madehdou (email@example.com) to sign up and get your label.
Friday, June 4, 2010
While the children were enjoying their Bible camp, sixteen teachers from schools around Ghenwein were able to attend a two day training session. Naomi worked with the teachers in the areas of developmentally appropriate practices in elementary education and phonemic awareness.
The teachers enjoyed learning some new activities to do with their students. They were able to share with the team the lack of supplies they have in their schools and some of the other challenges they face as they work to educate the youth of Liberia. Many are teaching without the basics of books, paper, and writing utensils for the children. Plans were made for future training on topics the teachers felt would be most beneficial to them.
The Liberia Education Project collects school supplies to ship in containers to the teachers in Liberia. While you are shopping this summer and notice school supplies on sale, won't you consider purchasing some extra to send to the Liberia Education Project? Your generosity can make such a difference to a teacher and student in Liberia.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Jacob was overjoyed to be back hone with his family! Much was accomplished during his six weeks in Liberia:
1. He assisted with Teacher Training for the Liberia Orphan Education Project
2. He worked with legal counsel and various govermental bodies to register Liberia Education Project as an official organization in Liberia
3. He conducted teacher training at the Ghenwein Mission School location
4. He presided over a Vacation Bible School-type camp for 100's of children - so many that a satellite location was setup.
5. He purchased brickmaking equipment and supported villagers to begin making bricks for the school construction.
6. He accepted the donation of up to 20 acres of land for the school and it's associated agricultural program.
7. He spoke to various local officials to get approvals for the communities' plans.
8. And much more.
Visit again as we will be posting new pictures very soon.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
The camp was very well attended by over 200 children. We expected 100. Two sessions were held in order to manage the number of children. One group in Kpordyu Town and the other closer to the Ghenwein Mission School site. Fotball games were held for all children. The girls needed special tutoring in the art of soccer (fotball).
12 teachers were expected 16 showed up. Martha Khanga did a training for the mothers and promised to come back. Another helper, Andrew Tyler, stayed to assist Jacob and Martha to do teacher training. Jacob's sister and her daughter assisted with feeding the people and other accommodations. Donations of rice and live animals for a feast were welcome gifts. The camp will conclude with a special thanksgiving service on Sunday February 28th.
Instead of donating 5 acres of land for the school, the village elders are donating 20-25 acres. Another elder is loaning a five room home for an expansion of classrooms.
Future plans include receiving a certificate for the land and presenting that to the local
government officials before surveying the land and officially taking possession. Meanwhile the villagers will be clearing the land and making bricks. Jacob will be making a visit to Monrovia to meet with our legal counselor to complete registration with both the Education and Agricultural Ministries of Liberia.
Jacob will return to the Ghenwein school to discuss next steps and plans for the coming months before leaving on March 14th.
Please pray for the continued success of this trip. Jacob is very happy and satisfied.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
While Jacob spent the week helping train teachers at Lot Carie with the Liberia Orphan Education Project, Frederick and Sabastine began the process of registering LEP with the Liberian government. Jacob was also able to retain a counselor as well. And even though he was teaching all week at Lot Carie he was able to get away to Buchanon to make arrangements for a camp to be held for the children of the Kokoyah District in Ghenwein. When we spoke this morning he was off to Ghenwein, via Gbarnga to assure delivery of our brick molding machine and to secure the services of a surveyor. The people of this rural Kokoyah District are very excited. Never before have they entertained international visitors. They can expect 5 or 6 vistors from the United States in the coming weeks and work will be beginning shortly to survey,
clear the ground for laying a foundation and begin brick making.
More to come... Dennis Fisher
Sunday, January 31, 2010
2009 Year End Report
Liberia Education Project began during the Spring of 2008 as a result of a vision by Jacob G. Madehdou, a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church (SUMC), Philadelphia, PA and native of Liberia, West Africa. Our work during the 2008 calendar year resulted in our first shipment of supplies to Liberia in January, 2009. Donations in 2008 amounted to three barrels of donated school supplies and hygiene kits. Funds for shipping the barrels came from various sources both inside and outside SUMC. While visiting Liberia in the Winter of 2008-09 Jacob documented the need of these supplies with hundreds of photos.
Distribution of School Supplies - March 2009
During this trip Jacob also realized the need for schools and self-sustaining vocations throughout Liberia, especially in the rural areas. At a church dinner in March 2009 Jacob shared his stories and pictures of the adorable children we directly assisted. The church confirmed a proposal to form a Non-Profit Corporation to seek financial support from outside SUMC. In April and May 2009 the proper paperwork was submitted to state and federal agencies.
Meanwhile Jacob began networking with others who share our vision of educating children in Liberia. We have received financial and in-kind support from Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado and more. New inquiries come into the website almost everyday. We have involved architects, builders, educators and others. They have drawn plans, offered to assist on the ground in Liberia, donated educational supplies, and proposed infrastructure such as drilling a well and erecting a windmill.
Renovations of the Temporary School – April 2009
In the village of Ghenwein the residents have donated 5 acres of land for the construction of a school. Preparatory classes began in May 2009 in a renovated church building. Currently (Winter 2010) over 74 registered full time students from the Kokoyah District are attending classes taught by 3 teachers and one principal. Agriculturalists have developed a detailed plan for growing crops on the land, contributing to self-sufficiency.
To date we have raised the needed initial funds largely through our church membership. We have created a board of directors and we are sending Jacob back to Liberia in February 2010 to survey the property, register the plans with the Liberia government and purchase/transport a brick making machine to begin construction.
Jacob also plans to run a teacher training as well as a two day camp for the children. Financial support is urgently needed.
Liberia Education Project 2009 Year End Report – page 2
Little Hawah is our first LEP Scholarship recipient, October 2009
Your future help can assist us in these areas:
Pray for this project and the people of Liberia
You can organize a fundraiser. Share the project with your church, school, co-workers, friends, neighbors, social networking groups, students
Buy one room (20*20) for $1,000.00 or contribute $100.00 to support the cost of the water well and your name will be added to a thank you plaque over the room entrance or next to the water well. You can honor a friend or loved one with your donation in the person’s name
You may sponsor a student with a gift of $12.00 a month, or offer a gift of $50.00 to pay a teacher’s salary for a month
Collect stationeries and books for the school library from friends, churches, schools, book stores, etc.
Donate a bicycle or contribute to the purchase of a used pick-up truck.
Purchase tickets and attend the April 17th concert by the Bucks County Country Gentlemen. You can buy cement @ $15.00 a bag or donate $1, $5, $10 to the general fund. Your donation to the general fund is appreciated, regardless the size or amount. What you may think as “little” is a lot to others
Bicycles for teachers sent January 2010
Happy children playing football -
Help make school a reality for these children
Contact us: Website: http://www.liberiaeducationproject.org/
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (215) 673-2745
Liberia Education Project, Inc.13073 Bustleton Ave.Philadelphia, PA 19116