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The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Bear Another's Burdens Ministry of Christ (BABMOC) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts made in the USA are tax deductible - Federal Tax ID # is 46-4337454.
Bear Another’s Burdens Ministry of Christ (BABMOC) is a non-profit organization that provides fees-free elementary education to children in Liberia, West Africa. These children's parents cannot afford the cost to send, and/or keep their children in school because all the existing schools charge fees.
BABMOC built and opened its first elementary school in 2017, enrolling 70 students – grades Kindergarten (K-2) thru 3rd grade – who were not previously in school. The school has expanded one grade every year since then and now serves 161 students thru 6th grade, with no fees required. This model is unique in Liberia and is serving as an example for educating students who would otherwise not be able to attend school.
As the school has grown, so has our infrastructure. For example, in 2020, with a grant from the United Methodist Church Committee on Relief (UMCOR), we put in a water system, comprising a deep water well, a water tower, and a multi-basin hand washing station. Our water meets WHO standards for safe drinking water and serves the school and people in the community.
After years of enduring a national electric supply system that oftentimes leaves our school with no power and results in being unable to pump clean water from our well, BABMOC initiated a solar/battery project to become self-sufficient in 2020. So far, with the help of UMCOR, we have been able to put in place a system that provides approximately 6 kWh. Although this is a fraction of our total need, it does provide several hours of power to pump water and light our classrooms when the national grid goes down. Our hope is to expand this system.
BAMCOC is changing these children's lives and the well-being of their community.
You can be a part of this endeavor! With as little as $15 a month, you can keep one of these children in school.
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BABMOC is an equal opportunity, nondenominational organization. As such, its schools and the programs it runs do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religious belief, tribal identity, or ethnicity.