Special Project in Liberia

Provision of carpenters tools and materials
for 60 qualified carpenters

Project Background: The Diocese of Gbarnga in Liberia is involved in the training of war affected young people, many of them former combatants.

As people there are slowly getting back to some normality after 14 years of civil war, people’s needs are changing dramatically. The new emphasis is on:-

  1. Rebuilding – housing, schools, churches, clinics;
  2. Farming – tools, machinery, seeds, fertilisers;
  3. Teaching – schoolbooks, classroom materials, games equipment…

Every sector of the community is in need of help.
Fr Chris Brennan SMA, has set up a Diocesan Education Office and together with its Skills Training Officer, he is focussing on the following.

Current Programme:
Moving from skills development to employment.
The current programme here is aimed at assisting those who have little or no formal education. Now that peace and stability have returned to Liberia there is a great demand for carpenters to assist in the reconstruction of the country. With the provision of a proper carpentry tool kit and some essential materials, each carpenter will be in a position to generate an income for himself and become independent in a short time.

Achievements to date:
In the past ten years more than 200 carpenters have been trained.

Recent developments in Liberia… click here.


Project Details:
Equipment for 60 Carpenters to work in three cities in Nimba County – Sanniquelle, Ganta and Tappita – and the neighbouring villages.

Each carpenter to be supplied with


Tool Box


Full Tool Set


Carpentry materials


Protective Clothing


Total Cost per carpenter


Total cost of the Project: €48,000.

Send your Donation for this Project to:

The Development Office,
African Missions,
Blackrock Road,
Cork, Ireland.

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