John Partor ’00, Ebenezer Browne ’05, Richard Vah ’06 and Elizabeth Tulay ’05 are Practicum graduates who returned to Liberia and are making a difference in their country. Read the following article about their latest accomplishment.

The Rev. John Partor, Pastor Ebenezer Browne, Pastor Richard Vah and Elizabeth Tulay organized a four-day sustainable agriculture seminar on July 2-5, 2007. Held at Duport Road Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, Dr. Don and Lois Sobkovia led the workshops.

The Sobkovias have written a globally applicable book on sustainable agriculture. Sustainable Agriculture is designed to teach people from all background levels. Forty participants, mostly from churches and ministries of SIFAT alumni, attended the seminar. The topics covered included composting, bio-intensive gardening, animal husbandry and fish farming.

Bishop Dr. George M. Kiadili, one of the presidential candidates in the last Liberian election, helped distribute certificates. In his remarks to the graduates, Kiadili issued a challenge to use what they learned to improve the livelihood of their families and to continue giving this information to others. The graduates were commissioned to pass the training on to the rural parts of Liberia, where most people depend on farming and are unable to come to the city for training.

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