Liberian Children's Schooling Project

Liberian Children's Schooling Project

 "Boeger brings gifts from sister city" By Lisa Van De Hey of the Gridley Herald

Gridley, Calif. — Gridley City Councilman Dan Boeger presented a video of his recent trip to Gbarnga, Liberia during the Monday City Council meeting. He included pictures of the sister-city exchange when he read the City of Gridley's proclamation to the Liberian people which appeared in national and local magazines there. Boeger was honored by a traditional "gowning" receiving a gown and hat and Mayor Esther Warbey read the Gbarnga proclamation which was presented to the visitor from the USA.

Much of Boeger's visit included teaching the villagers how to "brush" the rice fields with machetes. Because of the lack of infrastructure, equipment and modern farming, the people of Liberia cannot feed themselves. It is because of this, the LCSP (Liberian Children's Schooling Project) has included the rice mill which is now used by the people to not only be able to eat but to sell the rice for much needed revenue.

The Satake Milltop means turning paddy rice into market rice and subsistence becoming commercial farming. Food shortages become food sales for the people of Liberia.

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