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  • Getting things done!

    The building and furniture are now completed. Walls have been plastered and painted.
    The only remaining work for the contractor is the water tower and it still depends on the well rehabilitation –
    we are working with UNICEF to get this final part done.

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  • See furniture for the school!

    We did get a start up kit for solar energy.
    We will put in place 50 watts solar panels.
    People on site were shown how it works and how to install it.
    The system will provide energy for lights and laptops.
    We can add more panels and another battery for additional energy at a latter time.
    Also, for last couple of days we have been working on delivering furniture for the classrooms – see yourself! 🙂

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  • The economic impact of Ebola.

    Dear friends and supporters,
    We want to share with you some BBC news concering situation in West Africa.
    Ebola is serious. It kills people but also harms economy.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28865434
    Let us all pray for the communities affected.

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  • See the progress!

    Building “A” and “B” are now 95% completed!- please see the progress by comparing our new pictures with the ones we shared last week.
    As you can see plastering of walls has gone up to 100 %. We are now moving on with painting works plus walls and roofing works are on course. We still need to connect the water and sewage lines to the Building B, as well as
    work on instillation of doors and window glasses.
    How do you like the sunny orange on the school walls? 🙂

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  • Here is the latest update from Liberia!

    The work starts at 7:30 am and finishes at 7:15 pm.
    There are 12 people working on site + two people providing security service.
    Last week we were mainly working on library, toilet and septic tank.
    Building “A” and “B” are 90% completed.
    We are close to finalize Community Learning Center in Gbarnga.
    Thank you for supporting us so far!
    Please go to BetterPlace for Community Learning Center in Gbarnga and see if you can contribute to any of our current needs.
    Every penny counts!
    Greetings from Africa!

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  • From Liberia’s diary

    Our project in Gbarnga for the construction of the Training Learning Center is going on: we are almost ready to build the roof and we are also working on the project to rebuild the well and to install the solar panel.
    The progress of building construction is satisfactory and the involvment of our team and of the community is growing more and more. In this period, when we had situations to be solved, the group was really ready to react and co-operate …and for me, this is a first important result !
    I would like to share with you few rows and some pictures from my diary of Liberia…from those days full of activities, meetings, emotions both for the people we met and their stories, and for the places.

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  • Change Agent Network

    Change Agent Network is a grassroots non-profit organization. Founded in 2003, they build and operate schools in several different parts of Liberia. They are focused on improving education and providing vocational training (i.e. computer, agriculture, etc.). Their facilities and programs are funded entirely by charitable donations from the US and the organization has offices in the States. Their on-the-ground activities are managed entirely by a team of young Liberians with periodic visits from American volunteers. The Founder and Directors (Educational and Technical) are Liberian and they have built a team of very enthusiastic and motivated young staff. We made two visits to Change Agent Network to learn about and build a network with another NGO operating in Liberia that has been successful in the construction and operation of educational facilities for several years.

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  • Laying foundation block

    The project is going fine and the local community is working along with us.
    We have 100% completed work plan for the month of May 2013.
    Right now we are laying foundation block walls, it should take five to seven days to complete.

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony

    We have finally broken grounds for the construction of the Gbarnga Community Learning Center! There was the groundbreaking ceremony, attended by representatives of the Local Government of Bong County, Teachers Association, Youth groups, Students Association and many others. This was a great day for the people of Bong County who re-affirmed their commitments of labor support to the project.

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