Monthly Archives: November 2013

Swedish Visitors Donate To HLF School

The three Swedish citizens who visited Help Liberia Foundation Community School in Buchanan last week donated a variety of gifts to the school and the kids.

Students, guests and staff pose behind gifts

Students, guests and staff pose behind gifts

As indicated in our last article, the gifts donated by Lena, Anders and P-O included two sets of jerseys for the boys and the girls, 25 pairs of black football boots, 10 pairs of physical education sneakers, pencils, pens, judo clothes, a football, a football pump, some candies, a puzzle map about Sweden, books about Swedish animals, chalk, book bags, copybooks, and many others.

Guests posing with students in their new jerseys

Guests posing with students in their new jerseys

Lena and Anders indicated that the sports shoes were given by a Swedish sportswear business. Elizabeth, too, although she didn’t come on this trip, sent some items with Lena and Anders.

Lena making remarks after presenting the 25 pairs of boots to the school

Lena making remarks after presenting the 25 pairs of boots to the school

Besides the gifts given the school, Lena and Anders also made personal donations to two kids whom they are sponsoring in the school – Rita Bryant and Augustine Tarplah.

Lena and Anders posing with one of their sponsored children – Rita Bryant – after giving her special gifts

Lena and Anders posing with one of their sponsored children – Rita Bryant – after giving her special gifts

The school kids, staff and parents expressed gratitude for the items donated and called upon the visitors to continue thinking about and helping the kids in the school.

Staff viewing gifts, as guests and students look on

Staff viewing gifts, as guests and students look on

The school is profoundly grateful to Lena, Anders and P-O, as well as all the other people who contributed to the effort that brought smiles to the faces of the kids at the school.

Lena and Anders display a puzzle map of Sweden, as Paul looks on

Lena and Anders display a puzzle map of Sweden, as Paul looks on

View a few photos below (click on a photo to see a larger version).

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HLF School Receives Swedish Guests Again

Less than eight months after a four-person team visited Help Liberia Foundation Community School in Buchanan in March of this year, three persons returned last week to see the school and the children attending it.

Kids are excited about the visit

Kids are excited about the visit

Those visiting the school were Lena and her husband Anders, who were also here in March, and Lena’s brother, P-O. They arrived in Monrovia on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, and arrived in Buchanan on Wednesday, October 30, and stayed there from October 30 to November 1.

Lena making statements at the welcome program

Lena making statements at the welcome program

During their visit, they brought several, various gifts for the kids. The gifts included sets of jerseys for the boys and the girls, football boots, physical education sneakers, pencils, pens, judo clothes, football, football pump, candies, a puzzle map about Sweden, books about Swedish animals, chalk, book bags, and many others.

Paul making remarks at the program

Paul making remarks at the program

Upon their arrival, the school had a welcome program in their honor. During the program, each visitor expressed their happiness to be in Liberia, especially with the kids, thanking Paul Harry and the staff for doing their best to keep the school running and to help the kids.

P-O interacting with the kids

P-O interacting with the kids

It is interesting to note that Lena and Anders came to the school wearing the African clothes given them during the March visit, which the kids, the staff and the parents around appreciated.

Anders showing Swedish animals to the kids

Anders showing Swedish animals to the kids

At the welcome program, also, Anders, using one of the animal books he brought, showed the kids and the staff some animals found in Sweden, which the kids enjoyed looking at.

P-O making a statement at the program

P-O making a statement at the program

The guests’ visit at the school was characterized by various activities, indoor programs, gift presentations, judo training, HLF future site visitation, and so forth.

Many of these activities will be written about in individual articles and posted on the website over the next two weeks. Photos will accompany them.