As we mentioned in our most recent article, the seven Swedish guests who visited our school last week donated a variety of gifts to the kids and the school.
The items donated included footballs, football pumps, copybooks, pens, pencils, clothes for the kids, clothes for the staff, toys, office and school supplies, jerseys, some money (US$100), etc.
The donation of gifts by our Swedish friends is something that is done every time they make a trip to Liberia and visit the school in Buchanan. Some of the gifts are meant to be given to the kids and others are meant to be used by the school. This has been the trend.
This time around, however, one of the guests, Roger, decided to bring gifts only for the staff of the school. “Every time the issue of gifts is mentioned, the kids are the ones generally thought about, but I wanted it to be different this time around. So I brought gifts not for the kids, but for the staff who are making sacrifices to help the kids,” remarked Roger who brought 25 quality T-Shirts for the staff besides the office and school supplies he donated.
Meanwhile, the staff members have decided to use the T-Shirts, which are blue, as a kind of uniform for them. They are planning to use them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
P-O and his son Elias brought additional judo clothes, jump-ropes, pencils and other items. He also gave the staff US$100.00.
Kerstin donated some caps and pencils, while she and her brother Roland donated a lot of toys to the kids.
Lena and Anders brought additional football jerseys, ten footballs, clothes and many other items. Still on sports, they also brought the outfit for the goal-keeper.
We are profoundly grateful to our friends for this continuous humanitarian gesture on their part. It is our hope and prayer that they will continue to enjoy good health and long life so that they can continue to render such assistance to the school, the staff and the kids. It is also our hope that other individuals and institutions will join them in the effort to help the school and the kids in whatever way they can.