Construction of the 9th Grade Classroom
Due to a very generous $5,000 infrastructure donation from St. John's Episcopal Church in Worthington, Ohio, PIMIL was able to enter into an agreement to help St. Philip Episcopal School in Zwedru City construct a new 9th-grade classroom. The new room was desperately needed, as the sixty 9th-grade students previously met in the church's small, lay-readers' dressing room. With a grant from PIMIL, the school has completed building a spacious, well-ventilated classroom, with the capability of adding a second floor above it in the future. The classroom is now being used by the students for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
Interfaith Mission Trip
PIMIL’S HISTORIC MISSION TRIP TO LIBERIA was for ten days. It was led by the director of PIMIL, Rev. Abeoseh Flemister of St. Matthew’s. The purpose of the trip was Building Relationships with the students and their families whom PIMIL had, and was sponsoring since 1998. The trip welcomed whomever wanted to go. It was the first trip since its establishment officially in 2005.
PIMIL supporter Susan Bonnell of St. John's Episcopal Church in Worthington generously donated the funds to allow PIMIL to pay for a water project at the Episcopal Elementary School in Robertsport, Liberia. The project involves installing a water line to connect to the city's reservoir system, to provide safe drinking water for the students and for use in the school's new kitchen.
After becoming aware of the rising threat of starvation in Liberia due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, PIMIL organized an emergency Rice Campaign to raise funds for food. The goal for the campaign was to raise $900, which would provide thirty 100-pound sacks of rice for our Liberian community. Due to the amazing generosity of our sponsors and friends, we ended up raising $1560, for 52 sacks!
Christmas Card Contest
Each year, PIMIL holds a contest for our Liberian students to create a drawing for our Christmas card. A recent winner was Jerry Kerkulah, an 8th grader at St. Agnes Episcopal School in Lofa County and an Ebola orphan who lives with his uncle. Jerry drew this wonderful picture for us showing how Christmas is celebrated in his village using the saasaa and drums.