Barbershop Chorus Concert
The Liberia Education Project & Somerton
United Methodist Church present the:
Bucks County – Country Gentlemen
Saturday April 21st 2012 7:30 PM
The Somerton United Methodist Church is located just north of Byberry Rd.near the intersection of Bustleton Ave. & Trevose Rd. Address:
13070 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Call (215) 673-2745
Proceeds benefiting: Liberia Education Project (LEP)
A non-profit corporation bringing educational
opportunities to the people of Liberia, West Africa
Please join us for this very entertaining musical production.
Learn how LEP is rebuilding sustainable communities in rural Liberia.
***Tickets: $8.00 may be purchased at the door or in advance:
Call (215) 673-2745 or Email:
Fundraising Match Challenge by The Feinstein Foundation
(dollar/dollar funds raised via this challenge in March/April)
International Gospel Concert
Sunday October 23rd, 5:30 to 7:00PM
For two and one half years the Liberia Education Project has been organized to assist the children of the West African Republic of Liberia obtain an education. To date – with help from people and organizations like you – we have been able to:
- ship school supplies to hundreds of needy students
- offer scholarships
- renovate a church building to be shared with the school
- pay teachers to conduct classes for the last two years, and most recently
- complete construction of a four room school building.
Currently we are attempting to furnish the four new classrooms with desks and chalkboards while we also begin classes (and pay teachers) again this Fall. This requires ongoing fundraising. We are presenting an International Gospel Concert on Sunday, October 23′d and we would like to extend this special invitation to you, your family and your organization to attend. Performers from throughout Eastern PA will be attending and will represent many styles of music. The details are listed below. The concert is free of charge, with a FREEWILL OFFERING requested. The artists are performing for free, but they will have CD’s and merchandise for sale.
An International Gospel Concert
Somerton United Methodist Church
13073 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Sunday October 23rd
5:30 to 7:00PM
Refreshments will be served
LEP Slide show & Free-WiII Offering (to support paying our teachers for the coming year)
Liberia Education Project in the News
Click here to read coverage of the Liberia Education Project in the Northeast Times.
Sponsor A Desk Program
Sponsor A Desk (S.A.D.) for the classrooms for the new school built by the Liberia Education Project. Click here to learn more!
Stay Classy Award Presentation – June 2011
The Liberia Education Project (LEP) originated out of concern for the children of Liberia. This West African Republic has experienced many years of civil war which subsided in 2003. As a result of the crisis little infrastructure remained, especially in terms of education. LEP began in 2008 as the vision of Jacob G. Madehdou, a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA and native of Liberia. LEP began by working with organizations and individuals to gather supplies, financial support and logistical assistance to ship school supplies to children in Liberia. The first shipment of supplies arrived at the Free Port of Monrovia, Liberia in January, 2009.
In the Spring of 2009 we continued to organize ourselves by forming a board of directors and initiating a Non-profit status through the United States government. In the village of Ghenwein, Kokoyah District, Bong County, Liberia residents donated 25 acres of land for the construction of a school. Preparatory classes began in a renovated church building in May 2009. Currently (2011) 125 registered full time students from the Kokoyah District are being educated by 5 teachers. The Ghenwein Mission school is additionally important for the young girls of the district who for the first time have the privilege to attend school.
The school construction project was designed, a budget was developed, and construction began in January 2011 during a visit by 10 volunteers from LEP USA. Through a partnership with community elders, a board of directors and construction experts in Liberia, to date, four of a projected 10 classrooms have been completed. The foundation for two additional classrooms is also completed. Additional funding is needed for the additional classrooms, water and sanitation facilities, school furniture and supplies, teacher pay and more. Future plans also include an agricultural program and women’s development program to provide vocational opportunities and sustainability.
Once completed, this school project is expected to accommodate nearly 400 students now unserved by any educational opportunity.
February 2011 Mission
Click on the icon below to read the report of the Liberia Education Project Mission February 2011: