2018 was a year of celebration in honor of our 15th year serving the poorest of the poor in Liberia, West Africa. In addition to our anniversary festivities the year was marked by many accomplishments.
Thank you for making all this possible:
St. Michael’s, our chapel, was open 24/7 for prayer and quiet time with Jesus.
Weekly Mass attendance has grown to 85.
Liberia Mission students volunteered over 1200 service hours to the Blacktom Town community, visiting the sick, bereaved and elderly.
We welcomed our new parish priest, Fr. Yao, from the Missionary order of St. Paul.
Our school had an enrollment of 470 students with 53% girls and 47% boys.
100% of our students received some type of financial aid.
We broke ground and completed a new school bathroom, in a country where, according to UNICEF, only 56% of schools have functional sanitation facilities.
Liberia Mission provided 41 full ride high school scholarships, with 6 students graduating in October.
We have 9 students in our university scholarship program, with the 6 who just graduated high school preparing for college entrance exams.
18 of our high school seniors did their internships at various companies and government departments around Liberia. The students were placed in jobs according to their area of study including Plumbing, Electrical, Drafting, Accounting, Agriculture, and Construction trades. They were placed in Bomi, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Nimba and Montserrado counties. Six of our BWI seniors did their internships on the Mission.
Our student managed agriculture program brought in over $12,700. The program includes both animal and plant agriculture.
Our Student Work Program provided our students with hands-on training while improving the mission. The 2018 Student Work program projects included: building a new septic tank for the girl's dorm, replacing the water storage tanks, building the school bathroom, renovating the piggery and replacing ½ the roof, painting the school, fixing the church roof, welding the school fence, fixing all the dorm bathrooms, repairing and replacing all nonfunctioning electrical sockets, outlets and switches, and building a new garden fence.