Revitalization of Gbarnga Mission and School of Theology

Country: Liberia
Advance #3020679 DONATE NOW

Project Information

Training pastors and leaders for service to the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Africa.

Describe the need affecting community

The Gbarnga School of Theology lacks basic infrastructures (modern class rooms and housing facilities for both faculty and students)to provide healthy teaching and learning experience for students preparing for the pastoral and educational ministries of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. There is also the need for relevant text books, a computer laboratory, transportation, and financial support for needy students who come from communities of the church that are impoverished and unable to support the education of their students. The provision of electricity remains a major challenge for the Gbarnga Mission Station and School of Theology. We currently provide only five hours of current due to the high cost of fuel. We are soliciting support for the provision of solar light to improve the learning experience at the Seminary.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

With the provision of support to this Advance Project, “Revitalization of Gbarnga Mission and the School of Theology”, we will install solar lights on campus thereby providing sufficient study time for students, and improving the security condition of the Gbarnga Mission Station. We will be able to construct new class rooms and housing for faculty and students. We will also be able to establish a computer lab to expose both students and faculty to resources via the internet. Our library might also be connected to e-libraries, thereby enabling our faculty and students to access text books and other resources via the internet.

Describe the primary goal of the project

The primary goal of this project is to provide healthy teaching and learning environment for both students and faculty members and their families; and improve the standard of theological education at this premier institution of the United Methodist Church in Liberia.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project

When the funds are made available, the structures constructed, solar lights are installed all across the campus, and more students are provided scholarship to study.

Contact Information

Global Ministries Contact
Rev. Dr. James Z. Labala