Although the government offers free education through the ninth grade, there are not enough government schools to meet the educational needs of the children.
The United Methodist Church works in partnership with the government of Liberia to provide an education for all children.
Liberia Teacher Training Program sponsored by Detroit Conference church.
The workshop was conducted by facilitators from the Grand Bassa Community College. Thirty teachers attended, receiving instruction In:
At the end of the session:
A recommendation for continuing the Training sessions received from the teachers.
Plan for Continued Training Sessions
Liberian Schools are divided into 4 regions, each having a College or Community College within the region.
With adequate funding, two trainings will be provided per region in the next school year. These will be conducted by facilitators from local colleges. Each training will be adapted to the language, culture and specific needs of that region.
Liberians involved in improving the education system!
The Tecumseh Church received:
In addition, 28 letters were received from teachers in attendance.
A report from the Director of Education was presented at Tecumseh during her visit to DAC in November.
This type of training provides role models for current Liberian teachers, and incentive to seek formal teacher education.
An Invitation from Detroit Annual Conference Board of Global Ministries
Members of the Detroit Conference have been invited to support special training workshops for teachers in Liberia .
The first Training session in August,2014.
Regional training updates will be presented at the Liberian Summit hosted by the Detroit Conference November 13 and 14, 2014 at Narden Park Church, Farmington Hills . All DAC members are invited to attend the Summit. This presentation will encourage other conferences to participate in the trainings with the goal of Liberian Conference sustaining the needed trainings in the near future.
The Liberia Teacher Training can be supported with minimal offerings from many. Funds are routed through the Advance #15125B.
Cost of Training $20,000. The Detroit Conference has 100,000 members and 450 churches “ Blessed to be a Blessing”.
Help Shoulder the Responsibility of Funding God’s Work in Liberia!