HLF Community School Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

Our school in Buchanan, Help Liberia Foundation Community School, celebrated its Ninth Anniversary on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The school’s cook dishing out rice for the country cook

The school’s cook dishing out rice for the country cook

The celebration, which was held at the school, was aimed at reflecting on the establishment of the school in 2005 and its existence since that time, and giving the kids the opportunity and the time to have fun. We are grateful to God for sustaining the school all these years. We are also thankful to all of our sponsors and friends for their encouragement and assistance to the school. The school continues to exist because of their involvement. We cherish their support very much.

The celebration comprised many different activities – country cook, dance show, indoor program, sashing the King and the Queen and crowning the King, etc. We all – students, staff and visitors – had plenty of food.

Students enjoying bean rice

Students enjoying bean rice

The school invited as keynote speaker Ms. Russeling C. Y. Goffa who is the Director of Scholarship of the Nyonblee Care Foundation, a charity foundation run by Senator Nyonblee Karngar of Grand Bassa County. However, because she had another engagement, she sent one Mr. Du-ben Cleon to deliver her message, which was on the topic: “Believe in yourselves.”

During the indoor program, the King and the Queen sat in front of the rest of the students. After the keynote speaker’s message, Ms. Elfreda Toquee, a special guest, sashed the King and the Queen, and Mr. Du-ben Cleon crowned the King. The title of the King is Mr. Help Liberia Foundation 2014/2015, while the Queen is Miss Help Liberia Foundation 2014/2015.

The King and the Queen posing with their subjects

The King and the Queen posing with their subjects

The Program Committee had originally planned to hire a marching band to play for the students as they parade with the Queen and the King in the streets of the city, but it would be expensive to do (They asked for US$75), so it was not hired. It is our plan to hire a marching band next celebration.

The current King and the current Queen will be in power from now to March or April next year (2015) at which time a new queen-king contest will be held.

Kids of the second grade class doing a song at the program

Kids of the second grade class doing a song at the program

We extend our sincere appreciation to all – students, staff, parents, sponsors, special guests, community residents, etc. – for their participation in the process that made us have a very wonderful Ninth Anniversary Celebration. Thanks to all.

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