Monthly Archives: July 2017

Thank You, Anneli Hammarstrom!

We at Help Liberia Foundation Community School would like to express our deepest appreciation to Anneli Hammarstrom, a Swedish citizen who has made the humanitarian decision to donate a specific amount to the school every month for teacher’s support.

Anneli Hammarstrom

Anneli Hammarstrom

We are profoundly grateful to Anneli for this great assistance because getting money to pay teachers in our school which is virtually free is one of the most difficult problems we have faced over the years, so Anneli’s assistance has come at the right time.

Anneli lives in Vastera, Sweden. She is a classroom teacher who teaches English and Swedish,  and she teaches students with special needs, mostly in secondary schools.. Anneli got to know about the school through Lena Marner.

Like Lena Marner and many other Swedish citizens who are helping the school, Anneli really has Liberia to her heart. She lived with her parents in Buchanan from 1970 – 1973, when she was between 8-11 years old. She has not returned to Liberia since 1973, but she is planning to visit anytime soon.

Thank you, Anneli, for making the decision to help our school in this manner. We want you to know that we really appreciate this humanitarian gesture from you.

We would like to encourage you to encourage others to follow your example to and do what you are doing for the teachers in the school.

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HLF School Closes, Graduates Four

Help Liberia Foundation Community School – a school established for the purpose of giving education to the underprivileged children of Liberia – has closed for the 2016/2017 school year.

The four kindergarten graduates being presented to the audience

The four kindergarten graduates being presented to the audience

The closing program, which occurred on Sunday, July 2, coincided with the graduation exercises of the Kindergarten Department of the school, with four kids graduating. Those who graduated will begin their primary-division journey, as they all are now in the first grade.

The occasion which brought together students, parents, teachers, administrators, and well-wishers was characterized by songs, recitations, jokes, speeches, and so forth.

P-T.A chairman certificating one of the graduating kids, as parents take pictures

P-T.A chairman certificating one of the graduating kids, as parents take pictures

Administration has set July 16 as the start date for the registration process of the new academic year (2017/2018), which will begin in September.

We strongly believe that educating the underprivileged children in the Liberian society is the best way to help them break the cycle of poverty and ignorance and give them a different future, a future that is better than what they find themselves in. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

A cross-section of the students during the program

A cross-section of the students during the program

It was in this regard that we embarked upon a journey a few years ago, a journey that seeks to help poor and disadvantaged kids in Liberia to get education, and we are extremely grateful to all those who are helping in their own ways to see this become a reality, and this includes all our Swedish and English friends and sponsors who are sponsoring some of the kids in the school.

For this year, we wish to express special thanks and appreciation to the following persons for their continuous assistance and encouragement to the school and the kids:

  1. David Turner
  2. Lena Marner and Anders Marner
  3. Mary Smith
  4. Anneli Hammarstrom, a Swedish citizen who has started donating some funds for teacher’s support
  5. Peter Malmberg
  6. EvaLi Lindgren and Jan Furtemark
  7. Christian Gromm
  8. Fredrick Hulten
  9. Johanna Asplund
  10. Maria Nilsson
Audience leaving at the end of the program

Audience leaving at the end of the program

Once again, many thanks to all the kids, the parents, the staff and the sponsors for helping the school have a successful school year. As we look forward to a new school year, we appeal to all of our friends and sponsors to continue to help the kids and the school.