E-Reader project for Gbarnga School of Theology, Liberia


The United Methodist University in Monrovia and Ganta, Liberia was founded in 2000 and enrolls 2,000 full-time students in liberal and fine arts, theology, health sciences and education. More than half of the students choose to major in a business-related discipline like economics, management, accounting or public administration. Related to the Methodist Hospital and Nursing School in Ganta, as well as a Theology School in Gbarnga, the university has strategically positioned itself in offering distance education to West Africa and neighboring countries. Due to destruction from war, the Faculty of Theology library has partnered with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the General Board of Discipleship to develop a virtual library. There are many advantages: materials will be housed in virtual servers, thus being available anywhere; materials will be protected from war or other destructive forces; and students will have access to information more easily through e-books and e-readers which can be borrowed from the university. This will provide sustainable revenue for the project. Additionally, e-readers can function up to a month on batteries without the use of electricity. This makes it beneficial for those who need to study at night in areas without electricity. Give to the E-Reader Project


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