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The United Methodist Church

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Operation Classroom - Sierra Leone

Operation Classroom - Sierra Leone

Advance #12922A

#12922A - Improving secondary education through partnership with The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone

Annual Goal:$25,000.00
Partner:The UMC, Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

There is desperate need to "Put the Country to Work" (the words of Bishop Yambasu.) The goal of the Enterprise Academy as we move forward is to equip young men and women with the knowledge and skills needed in fields where employment is possible.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

By equipping young men and women with the knowledge and skills they need in fields where employment is available - more importantly, with the knowledge to become entrepreneurs and start their own business in these and related fields.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

The Operation Classroom Mission Statement is specific and focused: "To Partner with the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Sierra Leone to improve Secondary Education. We've been doing that for almost 30 years. But now, with the development of the African Enterprise Academy (specifically the pilot project @ Taiama, the "Taiama Enterprise Academy"), we expect that focus to be tightened and strengthened even further.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

The goal is very specific - to see young men and women able to provide for themselves and their families, and provide ethical Christian leadership within their communities.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support


Indiana Operations
Sierra Leone Operations

Project Contact

Bob Coolman
(219) 405-5821

Global Ministries Contact

Yollande S. Yambo
(404) 460-7105