Our friend, and CLTI Networking Coordinator, Jay Skinner, is headed to Liberia tomorrow, June 8, 2019 for a mission trip to CLTI’s school construction site in Gompa. If you would like to follow his travel blog, please click HERE.
Christian Leadership Training International (CLTI) exists to bring both short-term and lasting change to communities through creative education initiatives, leadership training, and innovative entrepreneurship programs.
CLTI’s vision is to effect transformation spiritually, socially, and economically in all areas of the communities in which we serve.
Education: We’re Building a School
CLTI is building a premier, college preparatory high school in Gompa City! This school, which will focus on academic excellence within a faith-based environment, will prepare young people for college and university admission.
Donate to our High School Construction Project
A donation of $10 will buy one bag of cement. Each bag of cement will help us reach our goal to build the first college preparatory high school in Liberia. Your donation is so much appreciated!
The Fish Pond Project
The fish ponds are located on the school campus. In one area of the campus there is a deep ravine, making that area unsuitable for construction. Building fish ponds in that area creates an innovative and useful purpose for that section of the campus. The goals of the Fish Pond Project are twofold:
To provide fresh, locally grown fish to the Gompa neighborhood at a fair price. Ninety percent of the protein and produce consumed in Liberia is imported from neighboring countries, making for higher prices. We can improve on that.
To provide an income to CLTI to be used for scholarships, building maintenance, and new programming. This income will sustain the high school as we move on to the other phases of construction and beyond that time as well.
Above, you see the first fish pond in the midst of construction. After the fish ponds are built, we will be creating farming areas along the slopes of the ravine to provide fresh produce for sale to the community. Below is a photograph of the first completed fish pond, soon ready for fish!
Entrepreneurship: We Support Young Entrepreneurs
We support women by providing free, confidential, one-on-one consultation to their small businesses. We provide “seed fund” loans for entrepreneurs who develop a good business plan to start a business for the first time, or enhance an existing business. These businesses are usually kiosk-style businesses typical to the region, selling home goods, produce, dry goods, cell phone supplies, and other necessities. Mrs. Buor administers the Entrepreneurship Program, and her hands-on, compassionate approach has made this a thriving endeavor with a long list of women waiting to participate.
Leadership/Discipleship Training: We are Training Tomorrow’s Leaders
Through Leadership/Discipleship small groups, we coach and draw young men and women toward maturity in Christ, and ultimately change their lives. Leadership skills training helps prepare these young people to be Liberia’s leaders of tomorrow. The Leadership/Discipleship groups meet for 8-12 weeks and are offered several times per year. Participants are taught and mentored by Dr. Buor and a local pastor.