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October 25, 2016

Look what incredible skill the boys are learning in Liberia!

The sounds of hammering, sawing, and sanding are in the air … For the past three months, seven of our oldest boys have been very busy on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.  They are hard at work, first listening and watching, then doing it themselves. Under the guidance of experienced woodworkers, they are being taught basic woodworking skills, with a focus on making furniture. They are learning to produce and repair chairs, tables, beds, and cupboards. They also practice spraying and painting certain pieces, and have learned how to install doors, among other skills. This practical, hands-on vocational program will run for six months, with another group of students joining in by the end of November. As each student completes the training with accuracy, he will “graduate” and receive his own tool set. We are hopeful that some of the participants will go on to a successful career in carpentry, furniture design, or a … Continue reading

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October 27, 2015

Life Skills 101 | Liberia Update

 Please enjoy this update from our team in Liberia … We are excited to announce that vocational training has begun at Lifesong Liberia! Thirty-one of our oldest kids from both homes have participated in computer training recently. They learned basic skills and have greatly improved their keyboarding ability. The students also enjoyed creating and printing documents. Eight of them, who have shown more interest and aptitude, will be continuing their studies in the computer program. They will also be functioning as “teacher aides” in the computer lab.  Several new areas of training are set to begin soon.  The children will be taught interior decorating skills, such as floral and jewelry design. They will also be learning about textile design, including tie-dye and other fabric design techniques. Each program is geared to include lots of hands-on experience and is directed by knowledgeable instructors. All of these programs will enhance the cognitive … Continue reading

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