We are pleased to announce that our school – Help Liberia Foundation Community School – has finally registered its own post office address. It is a medium-sized box, and it’s registered at the head office of the postal affairs at the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications in Monrovia. The box was registered last month, December, 2014.
The address is this:
Help Liberia Foundation Community School
P. O. Box 1553
1000 Monrovia, 10 Liberia
This means, for the first time ever, the school now has its own permanent postal address. Prior to this registration, the school was using a post office address owned by a different entity.
The obtainment of this important facility was made possible by one of our supporters, Whitney Barkley, an American living and working in Minnesota, USA. She raised the money and sent it to Lena and Anders in Sweden, who in turn sent it to Liberia.
Whitney raised the money when she was working as teacher with New Horizon Academy because she and Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry had discussed and agreed for the two schools – Help Liberia Foundation Community School and New Horizon Academy – to enter a pen pal relationship. She currently works as Educational Assistant with Intermediate District 287; however, she has promised to continue to work on behalf of the school and the kids in other ways.
We all at the school are extremely grateful to Whitney for helping the school in this selfless manner. She has shown to us that she is a friend of the school and the kids. Thank you, Whitney, for doing this for the school! We very profoundly appreciate your humanitarian gesture.
The acquisition of the postal address is an important development as the school intends to establish pen pal relationships with oversea schools in order to afford our kids and our staff the opportunity to interact with kids and staff in other parts of the world.
Henceforth, anyone wishing to send handwritten communications or any items to the school should do so, using the new address provided above. It is now the school’s mailing address.
The only fixed cost associated with the maintenance of the box is about $60 (as per the current exchange rate), which we have to pay to the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications every December, which is a fixed fee levied by the government of Liberia.