Liberia

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean. Liberia has a hot equatorial climate with most rainfall arriving in summer with harsh harmattan winds in the dry season. Liberia's populated Pepper Coast is composed of mostly mangrove forests while the sparse inland is forested, later opening to a plateau of drier grasslands. Since 1989, Liberia has been in a state of flux witnessing two civil wars, the First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996), and the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003), displacing hundreds of thousands of people and devastating the country's economy.


What is OC Ministries doing in Liberia?


Operation Classroom

Gipoh Township, Ganta
This 12-room Vocational High School will train boys and girls in auto mechanics, building construction, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, arts, and agriculture in partnership with local farmers and women's groups. Construction started in January, 2014. One or two work teams/per year will be travelling there from Minnesota over the next couple of years to help the local people complete it. Total cost is around $70k.