81 students in Liberia graduated with vocational skills
from Lifesong Vocational School on January 21, 2023. It was the second-ever Lifesong Vocational School graduation, and by the grace of God, students graduated in the following studies:
- Computer Science
- Culinary Training
- Electrical Engineering
- General Construction
- Interior Design
Why Education in Liberia Matters
Liberia remains one of the poorest countries in the world. 80% of the population are subsistence farmers (meaning they grow enough food crops to meet the immediate needs of their family) or are unemployed citizens who live beneath the poverty line.
As a result, education isn’t typically prioritized, and generations of children have grown up uneducated. Graduation is rare.
Therefore, giving children and young adults the chance to learn remains one of our ministry’s most urgent priorities in Liberia.
Very few students have the academic ability or the financial means to attend school or continue on to university. And so, very few students have the vocational training or career training necessary to find employment.
Unfortunately, students who fail to succeed in Liberia’s educational system believe they have no options. So they often turn to drugs, alcoholism, and gambling.
And the poverty cycle continues.
Lifesong Christian School and Lifesong Vocational School offer a tremendous opportunity to students that otherwise may not have the opportunity to pursue the education and career training necessary to find reliable employment and provide for themselves and their families.
Two examples of the success of the program are Martha and Famatta.
Meet Martha and Famatta
Martha is a graduate from this year’s class. Martha is one of four hearing-impaired students receiving care and education at Lifesong Liberia. She successfully completed the requirements for the Tailoring class. This accomplishment puts her on a good path for success and gives her hope that she will be able to provide for herself and achieve independence one day.
Famatta is a graduate from last year’s class. She came to Lifesong Liberia after both of her parents died from Ebola. Famatta successfully completed high school and the first two levels of our Tailoring program. Additionally, she has shown tremendous talent for administration and organization and currently works in the office of the Vocational Institute registering students and keeping everything running smoothly. Read Famatta’s full story here.
Your Part in this Graduation
Thank you for being an important part of this ministry.
Please continue to pray for all of our students as they learn and grow, that they would become strong men and women who are ready to lead and influence their community for the glory of God.
Send a child in Liberia to school.
When you give and pray, you become an important part of transforming the lives of orphaned and vulnerable kids around the world.