Education

Social Concerns
The Rev. H. Jumane Weekie, Sr., pastor of the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Gbarnga, Liberia, attends The United Methodist Church’s training on drug abuse and its effects in the community. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse

United Methodist campaign focuses on helping parents and youth in communities hard hit by addiction.
Social Concerns
Abdul Conteh (left) and Foday Kamara work for an artisanal diamond miner in Kono, Sierra Leone. Moving large piles of dirt from one location to the next is backbreaking work that pays $2 a day. Artisanal miners are independent and not associated with the large mining companies in the area. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Diamond mining often robs children of education

In the diamond-rich Kono District in Sierra Leone, young people are often lured into mining rather than going to school. One United Methodist girl says her generation is changing that story.
Mission and Ministry
Rachel Barwe issues textbooks to students in the library at Hartzell High School, a United Methodist school at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A 2019 fire burned many of the school’s textbooks, creating challenges for students and staff. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Church school's library restocked after fire

Alumni of United Methodist Hartzell High School in Zimbabwe have been raising money to replace some of the 40,000 books lost in a 2019 fire.
Evangelism
Bishop Benjamin Boni and Lydie Flore Magba, Central African Republic ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, initial the framework agreement for technical and economic cooperation in education between The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic. The agreement aims to revitalize the Central African education system, which has been disorganized by years of successive socio-political and economic crises. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Côte d’Ivoire church to help build schools in central Africa

The initiative aims to replicate the United Methodist schools model of Côte d’Ivoire by building 12 school complexes in 12 cities in the Central African Republic.

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