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 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.
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.”
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:
- David Turner
- Lena Marner and Anders Marner
- Mary Smith
- Anneli Hammarstrom, a Swedish citizen who has started donating some funds for teacher’s support
- Peter Malmberg
- EvaLi Lindgren and Jan Furtemark
- Christian Gromm
- Fredrick Hulten
- Johanna Asplund
- Maria Nilsson
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.