A Week in the Life of a Global Fingerprints Site Coordinator

By Peggy Maynard, Global Fingerprints Site Coordinator in Liberia

One of the most frequent questions I get is, “But what do you DO when you are in Liberia?” This blog post will be mostly pictures as I show you what I do on my trips.

I often arrive late on a Friday night, but there’s no time to rest! Saturday I get groceries and have a staff meeting with all the GlobalFingerprints Liberian staff.

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Sundays I attend one of the local churches, then try to relax in the afternoon, and maybe do some paperwork to prepare for the week.

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Monday through Friday I visit schools in the mornings. I try to meet with each GlobalFingerprints child, talk to them and take their picture.  Here I am visiting a class at Russ Wood School.

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Heidi and I met with the kids from Jomo Orodoe school. (Below)
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Keeping children’s pictures updated on our web site is a big job. The Child Advocates take pictures, but I try to help them out by taking as many as I can while I’m there.

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I’m always taking pictures, videos, and getting stories to share with our sponsors and supporters back in the U.S. to give them a glimpse into the life of children in Liberia.

If their sponsor has sent a gift with me, I’ll give them their gift. I try to always get a picture of them with their gift and send it to the sponsor.

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Afternoons I schedule individual staff meetings to get to know them better, hear what they are struggling with and help them as I can. I also bring computers, cameras, and other equipment they need.

I always meet with Lucy, our accountant, to go over the finances for the program in Liberia. She is doing well learning our accounting program and sending me monthly reports.

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I spend lots of time with James, our Program Manager. He enters information on the website, as well as overseeing the program. He accompanies me most of the time I am there.

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I also meet with each of the Child Advocates, look at their child files, and talk about any issues with them or the children.

I also visit homes of sponsored children as we have time. In January, we visited Ezekial and his grandmother at their home.

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We partner with the Evangelical Free Church of West Africa in Liberia. I try to meet with their President Titus Davis and his wife Dorcas each time I come.

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Every trip includes praying with the staff. We cannot do it without God’s help!