Monthly Archives: July 2011

HLF School Organizes Country Cook

Yes, Help Liberia Foundation Community School has closed for the holidays, but three days before the closing and graduation program on June 26, the school had a country cook or picnic for the kids and staff.

The school cooked rice and potato greens, which the kids, the administrators, teachers and other staff enjoyed. It was a great day for everyone. For example, the kids didn’t have to worry about taking tests or copying notes. The teachers, too, didn’t have to think about correcting papers or planning lessons.

It was a day for spoons and plates to fight, although some of the children turned it to a fight between fingers and plates, as some of them chose to eat with their hands, instead of spoons. A few of them jokingly said that each hand contains five fingers, with each finger representing a letter of the five-letter word “spoon.”

Because the food was more than enough for everyone, some of the kids took food home after they had already eaten some at the school.

“We want the school to have country cook every month,” said a student of the first grade class.

Although some of the older kids helped with the cooking, the female staff of the school were in charge of the kitchen. No wonder the potato-green-and-rice dish was so delicious that some of the kids ate with hands, as teachers constantly visited the kitchen asking for more food.

Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry was also busy enjoying himself with a huge bowl of rice. When one of the teachers took the camera and went to take a picture of Mr. Harry, he (Mr. Harry) ran away.

Because of the fun-packed activities characterizing the picnic, there are plans for it to be held twice every year, one in December and the other just before the close of the school year in June.

Our profound thanks to all those, especially our sponsors, who are helping us to bring smiles on the faces of the children in our school.

HLF Community School Holds Closing & Graduation Program

Help Liberia Foundation Community School located in Buchanan, Liberia, held its sixth closing program on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

The program, which was held in the edifice of the Jubilee Worship Center, also saw the graduation ceremony of the kindergarten and primary divisions. Twelve kids graduated from the kindergarten division, while four students graduated from the sixth grade, going to junior high division.

Because the school is a primary school, the four students graduating from it will have to attend a different school come the next school year, which starts in September.

The guest speaker at the program was Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry, who spoke on the topic “Building a Secure Future on Education.” He encouraged the kids to work hard for their education and let nothing stop them or dissuade them from obtaining the future that education offers.

During the ceremony, different students performed various roles, including recitation of Bible verses, saying the names of Liberia’s 15 counties and their capital cities, poems, as well as speeches and phonics activities.

A parent who spoke at the end of the program thanked the school and the foundation helping the school for assisting their kids to get education in a society where illiteracy is high, appealing to the foundation and those supporting it to continue to render assistance to their children.

Meanwhile, the registration process for the new schedule year will begin in August, while the new school year will officially start on 5 September.

The foundation, on behalf of the students, parents and staff of the school would like to express profound thanks to all those who helped to make the school year a successful one. Special thanks go to all the sponsors who are paying school fees for the children. Together we are all working to make this world a better place.