Operation Classroom-Liberia has received US$14,000 worth of educational supplies from the US based Operation Classroom. The items were received on July 20, 2012 at the United Methodist Compound on 12th Street, Sinkor. The items will be distributed once the schools are opened.
According to the Coordinator of Operation Classroom-Liberia, Bro. Alfred Zigbuo, the items were donated by several United Methodist Conferences based in the United States including those in the Indiana, Minnesota, and Maryland areas. He said the items are specifically designated for the five Operation Classroom sponsored schools in Liberia. “Beside these schools, we will also share these items with other United Methodist Schools in Liberia,” Bro. Zigbuo said. He named Brumskin, Ganta, Tubman Gray, College of West Africa, and St. Matthews United Methodist Schools as the institution that will be prioritized in the distribution of the items.
Bro. Zigbuo said the educational supplies include notebooks, chalk, pencils/pens, text books, laboratory equipment, and teacher’s plan books as well as other supplies. The Liberia OC director also said the supplies include hospital materials designated for Ganta Hospital and the Camphor Mission Clinic. “Hymnals, Bibles, and Devotional Guides are all part of the gifts that our friends and partners send to us,” Bro. Zigbuo added.
He specifically mentioned the New Hope United Methodist Women School located in Mount Barclay as one of the schools that will benefit from the shipment. The New Hope School is owned and operated by the Monrovia District Conference Women Organization.
“OC-USA sends donations to our conference twice a year and this is the first supply shipment for this academic year” Bro. Zigbuo concluded.