Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Sheltering the Children of Gretta Moffat United Methodist School

Advance #3021654

#3021654 - Building and furnishing two dormitories for boys and girls attending school in rural John Dean Town

Annual Goal:$24,015.00
Location: Liberia Africa
Partner:The UMC, Liberia Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

The majority of the children who are attending the Gretta Moffat United Methodist School live ten to fifteen miles away from the school. The children walk twenty to thirty miles (round trip) each day. Some of the children are between the ages five and ten years. This means that the children are exposed to danger from walking the lonely bush roads without an adult person to accompany them. Such a long distance usually creates the problem of lateness, hunger and fatigue. This is one of the contributing factors for their poor performance in school.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

Donor funding will help purchase building materials needed for the construction of the two dormitories. The project will also seek local intervention for local materials such as rocks and sand.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

The primary goal is to build two dormitories for both boys and girls who are students at the Gretta Moffat United Methodist School in John Dean Town at the end of the 2016/2017, academic year. The students of Gretta Moffat United Methodist School will no longer walk more than five miles to go to school. Sheltering the school children of John Dean Town will always motivate the children to go to school instead of staying away because of the distance.

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

The risk of traveling long distances in the name of education will be removed. The children will appreciate education more than ever before. The community members will have a positive view of the United Methodist Church and would want to become members. The community will be transformed.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support


Materials to be purchased from store
Local contribution in kind

Missionary Serving this Project

Helen G. Roberts-Evans

Project Contact

Ms. Helen Roberts-Evans

Global Ministries Contact

Alfiado L. Zunguza
(404) 460-7211