training

Mission and Ministry
Peter Rua (left) buys clothes at a store run by Tazama Youth in Christ in Mombasa County, Kenya. The program, a ministry of Tazama Christ United Methodist Church, provides training and employment opportunities at secondhand clothing stores, car washes, refreshment kiosks and other business ventures. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan youth put faith into action

Tazama Christ United Methodist Church youth program provides employment opportunities and mentoring in communities prone to drug and substance abuse.
Social Concerns
Students in the Government Vocational Training Center in Gombe, Nigeria, attend a Triumph Over Trauma training led by Doris Adamu Jenis. Jenis, a former women’s group leader in the Northern Nigeria Conference, received training in early 2022 from Harper Hill Global, which was founded by United Methodist deacon the Rev. Neelley Hicks. Photo courtesy of Doris Adamu Jenis.

Program helps trauma survivors heal

Triumph Over Trauma, a seven-week psychoeducational program for people going through trauma, is the outcome of work a United Methodist deacon was doing for survivors of sexual violence in eastern Congo.
General Agencies
Mpho Raadt (left), digital marketing and sales officer at Africa Upper Room Ministries, talks through an outline for creating a meditation during a writers’ workshop held June 21-22 at Four Points Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. United Methodists were among interfaith leaders who received instruction in writing daily devotions during the two-day training and listening pilgrimage. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

African churchgoers train to write devotionals

Training by Africa Upper Room Ministries is part workshop, part listening pilgrimage to expand resources and encourage disciple making across the continent.
Social Concerns
Students learn how to draw and mark measurements on sewing material during a lesson at the United Methodist Church Women Training Center in Bugembe, Uganda. The center works with women, youth, rape survivors, displaced people and others in the community. The goal is to improve livelihoods through vocational training and education. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Grants enrich United Methodist outreach in East Africa

Partners UMC Ministries and Harper Hill Global raised more than $13,000 to assist projects in the Uganda-South Sudan Conference.

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