Several area Lutheran schools are teaming up to bring education to students in Ebola-stricken Liberia, and you can help. It’s all part of the efforts of Joe Boway, a Lutheran South Unity School (LSUS), Fort Wayne, parent and native-born Liberian who has worked hard to establish Lutheran schools in remote regions of his homeland.
Last year, LSUS students and parents partnered with area churches and businesses to send a full-sized, mobile- trucking container filled with much- needed medical and sanitizing supplies and equipment, educational supplies, footwear, library books, packaged food and building materials to Zorzor, Lofa County, Liberia, an area hit hardest by the current outbreak of Ebola.
This year, they’re at it again, only with a larger team — and a larger project. In addition to sending another 40- foot shipping container filled with materials and resources to Boway’s Lutheran schools in Liberia, 13 area schools are working to raise more than $20,000 to build a school with six to eight classrooms in a remote region of the country. (The container will be converted into a community library space and resource room for the people of Liberia as well.)
In order to reach their goals, students are planning a variety of fundraisers in the next few months, in addition to collecting money through weekly offerings, to help them meet their $24,500 goal.
To learn how you can help our schools bless children and families in Liberia, please contact Krista Nagy, Lutheran South Unity School principal, at 260-744-0459.