"True Greatness is not measured by the things we do for ourselves, but by the positive and selfless contributions we make to the lives of others."
SPONSOR A TEACHER
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Change Agent Network relies heavily on the generosity of people like you to help provide a Christ-centered low cost education for children who live in abject poverty in Liberia, Africa. Many families we serve struggle to feed their children and are not in a position to pay the fees required to attend Liberian public schools. Therefore, our primary vehicle for providing a low cost education is the teacher sponsorship program.
We believe sponsoring a teacher is the most important and effective way of keeping poverty stricken children in school for two reasons. First, it enables parents who do not have the means to obtain an education for their children to do so. Secondly, instead of trying to find individual sponsors for 1500 children, all we need to do is to fund the salaries of 70 teachers. These teachers will in turn address the educational, mental, physical and spiritual needs of the children. It might be encouraging for you to know that the parents of these children are not left out in the development process of their own children. They just need a hand up and not a hand out from you. The parents have the responsibility for the provision of uniforms, shoes, books and other school supplies. All we are kindly asking of you is to help take care of the financial challenge they are unable to meet at this present moment.
Impact of Your Sponsorship
When you sponsor a teacher today, you will be making a significant difference in the lives of people whom you may never meet. We see this as a true testimony of faith as you are reaching out to your global neighbors to reflect the light of Christ by showing love and support for His people in Liberia. Through your generosity, we are improving the lives of over 1,500 students, 70 teachers and staff members in our various schools across the country of Liberia.
The Ministry of Education Department of Human Resources published a teacher pay scale based on teaching qualifications for public schools in Liberia. As a private school we are not required to follow this guideline, however we need to be competitive in order to retain qualified teachers who meet the Ministry’s criteria for school accreditation.
For the various schools we have in the country, our annual goal for the 2015 - 2016 school year is $120,000 USD. Will you make a monthly commitment of $20, $40, $80, $130 a month or another amount of your choice? Most of our non-administrative teachers are earning 40% - 65% of the government’s pay scale. These salaries reflect an increase from last year and we are still below market. Another pressure on this year’s payroll is that the government guidelines are based on 12-months of pay; versus the 10-months we paid last year.
Another change we are making is that we are moving away from matching sponsors with a specific teacher for new sponsorship. Between teacher and donor turnovers, this became a bit cumbersome. However, some of you have been sponsoring the same teacher for years so don’t hesitate to look for your teacher on this year’s list and ask us to continue to match you. We realize that your teacher’s pay has increased, so please don’t feel obligated to increase your donation. We are praying the Lord will provide for this need.
Please click the Subscribe button to make an automatic monthly contribution to sponsor a teacher which will help them take care of 45 students
in his/her classroom.
Click the Donate button to make a one-time contribution of the amount of your choice.
You may also use your bank’s online bill payment services. Or if you are interested in using automatically generated checks, you will need to contact your financial institution for instructions. Please make all checks for Teacher Sponsorship payable to Change Agent Network and in the Memo Section of your check, write Teacher Sponsorship. All checks should be mailed to:
Change Agent Network
10000 N Central Expressway
Suite 400; Dallas, TX 75231
We are sure you can see that we are in the midst of a challenge to raise funds to continue operating these schools especially after the deadly Ebola Outbreak . We would appreciate your prayers in this regard in addition to any potential donor referrals you feel comfortable making. Thank you for being a part of the Change Agent Network Family. We pray the Lord will bless you as you have so generously blessed others.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY!
Photographs of teachers in Liberia and their sponsors from the USA