International Ministries

Education for Ebola-affected Orphans in Liberia

International Ministries (IM) seeks to raise $150 per child each year to provide financial support for 43 students in Liberia to attend kindergarten through grade 10.

Goal: $150 per student annually

About This Mission Project

The West African nation of Liberia suffered the highest number of deaths during the Ebola crisis in 2014–2015: 4,809, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As the crisis has subsided, contributions from American Baptist churches and individuals have been directed to assisting students who have been orphaned by Ebola.

Mission Project Specifics

International Ministries (IM) seeks to raise $150 per child each year to provide financial support for 43 students in Liberia to attend kindergarten through grade 10. The Liberia Direct Baptist Missionary Conference (LDBMC) will waive one semester’s tuition for these students as a sign of commitment.

The project will be managed by the LDBMC in collaboration with the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Jones, IM area director for Europe, the Middle East and Liberia.

It is anticipated that this project will require a 14-year commitment to allow all of the 43 students to graduate.

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The Rev. Samuel Garmondeh, assistant general secretary of the LDBMC, poses with students at New Testament Baptist School in Grand Bassa County, Liberia, after distributing some school supplies.