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What is Operation Classroom

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Operation Classroom is a partnership mission with the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Sierra Leone to upgrade the education in UM schools and to provide a more comprehensive health care system.

Operation Classroom is a partnership mission with the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Sierra Leone to upgrade the education in UM schools and to provide a more comprehensive health care system.

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    • OPERATION CLASSROOM An opportunity to practice your faith and experience spiritual renewal
    • Through a mission to:
    • WHY LIBERIA and SIERRA LEONE
      • Embodied both traditions of the United Methodist Church
      • EUB – Sierra Leone
      • Methodist --Methodist
      • Were both English Speaking
      • Offered opportunities to meet our vision
    • THE VISION FOR OPERATION CLASSROOM:
      • 1. To be a partnership mission program with the Liberia and Sierra Leone Conferences to upgrade the secondary education in selected United Methodist schools.
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    • Upgrading the teachers Our first college graduate
    • Providing school supplies
    • UPGRADING BUILDINGS
    • PROVIDING LIBRARIES
    • WORK-STUDY GRANTS
    • 2. And to empower the laity to become more actively involved in mission embracing the concept of hands-on mission and thus assist in renewing the UM Church
    • IN SIERRA LEONE
      • The conference has over
      • 300 primary schools and
      • 30 high schools.
      • OC is in partnership with
      • 12 schools and affiliated
      • with 2 other schools.
    • In Liberia The Conference has 120+ elementary schools and 18 + high schools. OC is in partnership with 7 schools.
    • The wars brought new needs. To help meet those needs we expanded our original mission Although our primary focus is education
    • From one program area to five
    • Academic education is still a major focus in selected United Methodist Schools
    • OUR GOALS ARE:
      • To develop the school so it becomes self-supporting
      • To have the best educational system in Liberia and Sierra Leone
    • Vocational education and training is a high priority
    • OUR GOAL
      • To develop a program to train the youth in one more vocations that are related to their community.
    • To accomplish our goal we:
      • Assist in the development of a viable vocational education/training program
      • Assist in teacher training
      • Assist in providing equipment and tools
      • Supply other resources that are needed
      • In some cases pay the vocational teachers until the program becomes more self-sufficient
    • Operation Doctor – Medical
    • OPERATION DOCTOR and the UMC General Hospital at Kissy, SL
      • Assist in developing and upgrading specific medical programs (with an emphasis on community based health care)
      • Provide continuing education for the staff
      • Provide salary support for medical director at Kissy
      • Assist in renovating the hospital and constructing a new mother and child hospital
      • Assist in providing supplies and equipment
      • Provide resources for specific programs – especially the nutrition program
      • Provide funds for the Samaritan Fund
    • OPERATION DOCTOR AND GANTA HOSPITAL, LIBERIA
      • Were more involved in the past than now. We
      • Assisted in installing the water system
      • Provided a short term administrator
      • Sent volunteers
      • Provided fuel for the generator
      • Provided equipment and other supplies
    • OPERATION DOCTOR AND GANTA HOSPITAL NOW
      • Provides supplies and equipment
      • Scholarships for the nurses school
      • Provides some funding
      • Assists in promotion
      • Provides volunteers
    • GANTA IS CONSTRUCTING A NEW HOSPITAL
    • West Africa Trauma Teams (WATTS)
    • West Africa Trauma Teams (WATTS) OUR MISSION:
      • To train West African pastors, principals, selected church leaders, and teachers in a basic understanding of counseling, so that as they themselves experience healing, they are enabled to assist others in the healing process
      • To assist the conferences in providing trained counselors for the schools
      • To provide a counseling library in both Liberia and Sierra Leone
      • To assist in developing and maintaining counseling centers in Liberia and Sierra Leone
      • To provide resources for programs to help the youth in conflict resolution
    • Hands-on mission experiences
    • HANDS-ON MISSION EXPERIENCES
      • we have had over 600 people involved in workteams
      • We average over 350 persons involved in hands-on mission projects annually.
      • We have persons in Liberia and Sierra Leone also involved in hands-on mission projects.
    • THE CHALLENGE IS BEFORE US 2010 to 2015
    • GENERAL GOALS FOR EDUCATION
      • Provide college scholarships annually for 6 teachers Sierra Leone and Liberia to attend college locally
      • In-service training in science and reading
      • Work-Study grants for students
      • Make a greater emphasis on English grammar
      • Provide the science lab equipment
      • Provide school supplies, equipment, and textbooks
      • Emphasize Spiritual life--Provide Bibles, commentary, devotional books, UM doctrine, and other Christian literature to develop the moral and spiritual life of the teachers and students
      • Provide Sports equipment
      • Have 5 schools become self supporting and become a partner with 5 new schools
      • Assist in the development of village schools in Liberia
    • A typical classroom scene
    • Some are classrooms are overcrowded
    • Chapel is held regularly
    • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
      • Vocational classes will include:
        • Home Arts
        • Drafting
        • Agriculture
        • Business, Computer, Typing
        • Carpentry/Building trades
        • Masonry
        • Metal Working
        • Electronics
        • Soap making
        • Cosmetology
    • OPERATION DOCTOR/ Kissy
      • Provide in-service training for staff
      • Provide salary support of Dr. Dennis Marke
      • Assist GBGM and Kissy in the new Mother-child unit
      • Assist in development of facilities -- including the urban center
      • Assist in development of and funding programs
      • Assist in providing supplies, medication and equipment
      • Help to establish a medical library
      • Assist in the college training of nurses and other staff
    • OPERATION CLASSROOM/GANTA
      • Assist in providing books for the nursing school library
      • Assist in providing supplies, medicine and equipment
      • Assist in developing a more comprehensive health care delivery system
      • Assist in training of staff
      • Continue to be a channel to send VIM medical persons
      • Provide a channel for assisting in the funding of the hospital
    • WATTS
      • Continue training pastors, teachers and others in a basic understanding of counseling
      • Evaluate the Peal Center and assist in helping it to become basically conference funded or self-supporting
      • Assist in helping the schools to underwrite the salary of the counselors
      • Assist the Peal Center in providing Palaver Hut training for the youth and the “Children’s for Peace "program
    • HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITIES
      • Plan 4-6 teams each year
      • Recruit special training teams for educational and medical staff
      • Provide opportunities for individuals in Liberia and Sierra Leone
      • Utilize skills of persons in program development
      • Encourage local churches and individuals to participate in hands-on projects
      • Continue to have volunteers load containers
      • Develop packing parties for each school
    • THE CHALLENGE IS REAL With God all things are possible
      • REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR OPERATION CLASSROOM THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO USE IT FOR HIS GLORY
    • WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN We are only limited by our vision and resources