Help Liberia Foundation Community School, our school helping to educate underprivileged children in the city of Buchanan, has commenced the 2013/2014 school year, with the school distributing clothes and books among the kids on the first day of school.
The start of the new school year, which took place about three weeks ago, brought together old and new students, as well as old and new staff members.
Interestingly, too, in an effort to put smiles on the faces of the children, the school distributed clothes and reading materials among the children. The distribution exercise was spearheaded by Mr. Joseph Goffa, Vice Principal for Student Affairs.
The children, as well as their parents, appreciated the gesture, as some parents visited the campus to thank the school for the first-day-of-school donations. We are praying and hoping that we will have another successful school year.
Although we have already started the new school year, many children are not in school because their parents are unable to register them or pay their tuition. In fact, as a way of helping the kids and their parents, we accepted a lot of the children in the school without them paying any money because we don’t want the kids to sit at home without going to school all because their parents are poor. Notwithstanding this, a lot of them are still sitting at home, unfortunately. At present, there are nearly one hundred students in the school.
However, one very serious problem we are facing at the school is getting money to pay the staff every month. This is our main handicap, as we need about US$500 every month for staff salary. If we are able to raise this amount monthly, then we can use the little funds we collect from parents to take care of other expensive.
At this juncture, therefore, we are sending out this SOS call in the form of a public appeal to all goodwill individuals and organizations that may be in the position to help the school pay its staff, as our inability to pay the teachers regularly could cause them to leave the school, thereby placing the kids’ future in jeopardy, which we do not want to see happen.
Please come to our aid.
More pictures from the day – click on any picture to see a slide show.