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April 25, 2016

Tie and Dye and Other Fun Skills | Liberia Update

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Enjoy this update from our Liberia team–

Energy. Excitement. Learning. Life skills. Lifesong Liberia’s vocational training is in high gear! Since its inception last summer, our vocational program has focused on practical instruction in several areas of study, including basic computer skills, tie and dye, and interior decoration. Students in the tie and dye class learned how colors blend and the intricacies of many different designs. They were thrilled to be able to sell some of their dyed shirts and other items! The interior design group learned various techniques for party decorations, including balloon bouquets and flower arranging. They also created woven placemats and other decorative items for the home.

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We have moved into several new areas of classes and hands-on training.  The girls have been studying cosmetology, hair care, and design. This is a very popular class! They are enjoying practicing on each other, and learning skills they will always use.

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The boys have begun a unit on carpentry. They are being taught basic skills, such as learning to use hammers and saws correctly. With sixteen students in this class, we are looking forward to seeing what they will produce. They will work up to making items like tables, benches and school chairs–all things that are needed at our homes and classrooms.

We are so happy to be able to offer these classes to our older kids. The skills and lessons they are learning will benefit them for life, and hopefully lead to career and business opportunities in the future. Our vocational program is made possible by a grant from RetailROI, and we are profoundly grateful.  

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Please pray for the students and instructors, that they would take full advantage of this learning opportunity.  Also for safety, especially in the carpentry program.   

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 

–Psalm 32:8

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