Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Visiting MOH, MOE, USAID

Er, that's Ministy of Health, Ministry of Education, and the United States Agency for International Development, in case you didn't know. The Calvin/Kuyper guests are leaving Wednesday, and I'm still on our Monday activities. But its been a great delight to have Cheryl Brandsen, Beryl Hugan and Judi Meerman here with us.

Monday we visited Dr. Walter Gwenigali, Minister of Health, then Dr. Joseph Korto, Minister of education, then Dr. Wilbur Thomas, Mission Director USAID/Liberia. The meetings were encouraging, exciting, and we came away feeling like Liberia and the US government would welcome this budding partnership between these three colleges. The establishment of a Bachelor of Social Work program would be a first in Liberia and would be an important step in this country's healing process.

Tuesday we visited a village in the interior. Another overwhelmingly positive and uplifting experience for our academic guests. Images soon.

2 comments:

Michael Bruinooge said...

Bob,

Did you know that Dr. Gwenigale was a friend and colleague of CRWRC's Paul Ippel, when Paul led the Christian Health Association of Liberia in the 1980s? Did that relationship come up at all in your conversation? How you visited CHAL and do you know how they're doing? Thanks for your wonderful blog! I check it all the time.

Michael Bruinooge
CRC Denominational Office (and Monrovia resident and CRWRC Africa Director 1984-88)

The Reeds in Liberia said...

Michael,

Yes, I worked in CHAL back in October-- check out the archives. CHAL is still active, and Pappa Doe is still making things happen.

Bob