Monthly Archives: March 2014

Donate using PayPal

We are happy to announce that you can donate to the school using PayPal.

PayPal

 

As PayPal cannot be linked to a Liberian bank account, donations will go to Lena and Anders Marner in Sweden, who will arrange for the money to be transferred to the school’s account.

Lena and Anders with Rita Bryant, one of their sponsored children

Lena and Anders with Rita Bryant, one of their sponsored children

Lena, who spent part of her childhood in Buchanan, and Anders visited the school twice last year, and have formed a lasting connection with the children and staff.

They also run Pepper Adventure, a travel company which arranges guided trips to Liberia. The trip can include a visit to the school.

We are very grateful to them for supporting us!

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March Updates from HLF School

As you may be aware, we have not posted any new articles since December; however, a lot of things have been happening at Help Liberia Foundation Community School since the last article. And we are pleased to share a few of the happenings with you at this point.

Kids saluting the Liberian Flag at school

Kids saluting the Liberian Flag at school

1.  We closed on December 20, 2013, for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, and re-opened on January 6, giving students, staff and faculty the opportunity to interact for the first time in the New Year. In other words, January 6 was the day on which classes resumed after the holiday.

Students taking test

Students taking test

2.  We administered the school’s First Semester Exam at the end of January. The end of the exams marked the end of the first semester.

Students taking test

Students taking test

3. We closed the school for one week (First Semester Break) and re-opened on February 10. It was the start of the second semester, which will end at the end of June. The graduation and closing program will be held on July 6.

Principal Gibson (sitting) and Vice Principal Krangar (standing)  posing in the office

Principal Gibson (sitting) and Vice Principal Krangar (standing) posing in the office

4. The fourth period test will start on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. It will end on Friday, March 28.

Female parents and guardians with Paul

Female parents and guardians with Paul

5. A series of Parent-Teacher Association (P-T.A) meetings have been held since December. In fact, at one of the meetings, the parents appointed a new P-T.A leadership. The chairman is Mr. Roosevelt Karyeah, the Vice Chairman is Mr. John Zoegar, and the Secretary is Philemena Aggrey, a teacher at our school.

Female teacher Philemina teaching in class

Female teacher Philemina teaching in class

6.  The World Food Program (WFP) has re-started donating food ration to our school. They donated the first ration in February, and it included bulgur wheat, beans and oil. There are plans for them to donate periodically.

Student Jomo Peters practicing his maths on the chalkboard

Student Jomo Peters practicing his maths on the chalkboard

7. Our school played its second match about two weeks ago. They played the James Teah School. Like in the first game last December, the other school beat us, too.

Our boys and the boys of James Teah School playing on the field

Our boys and the boys of James Teah School playing on the field

James Teah School’s girls (left) and our girls (right) posing for a photo before the start of the game.

James Teah School’s girls (left) and our girls (right) posing for a photo before the start of the game.