Ganta United Methodist Mission Station - Liberia, West Africa
Our church has partnered with the Ganta Mission Station since 2009, helping their leaders to rebuild capacity and infrastructure that was lost during a 14-year civil war. The mission station consists of a school (elementary through high school), a church, a hospital, a nursing school, agricultural projects, an eye clinic, and a leper colony. This video provides a helpful insight into the life of the hospital.
First Methodist Mansfield provides scholarships to help build capacity for hospital staff. We have provided full scholarships for 2 nurses, an anesthetist, and are currently funding the education for an accountant.
Members of our church also provide scholarships to elementary and high school students each year. The cost to send a child to school for one year is $200. Twenty-five students received FMCM scholarships last year. You can see pictures and letters from some of the students here.
To learn more about providing scholarships to students at Ganta Mission School, contact Teresa Sherwood.