Monthly Archives: May 2018

Swedish Friends Donate to School

A few of our friends in Sweden have donated some items and cash to the school, and the school is grateful to them for the donations.

Staffers displaying clothes at the school

Staffers displaying clothes at the school

The donations, which included five (5) phones, few pieces of clothing, few school supplies, and US$416 (Four Hundred Sixteen United States Dollars) were, on behalf of the donors, presented to the school by Lena Marner when she visited the school during the Gala Celebration.

More clothes donated to the school

More clothes donated to the school

The phones and the clothes were sent by Elizabeth Thorne and her family. Elizabeth is one of our school’s regular friends and sponsors. Of the US$416, US$200 (Two Hundred United States Dollars) came from Lotten Zetterstrom and Anna Klara, who sent the money for the purchase of school supplies for the kids in the school. The balance US$216 (Two Hundred Sixteen United States Dollars) came from Anneli and Lena and her family, who are regular sponsors of the staff and the kids.

The phones sent by Elizabeth

The phones sent by Elizabeth

We are grateful to Elizabeth and her family, Lena and her family, Lotten, Anna, and Anneli for continuously helping us and the kids in Buchanan, Liberia.

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HLF School and Swedish School Enter Partnership

The students of our school in Buchanan and the students of a Swedish school named Kalltorpskolan have entered into a pen-pal relationship, where the kids of both schools will be writing one another periodically.
Our kids displaying the letters received from their Swedish friends

Our kids displaying the letters received from their Swedish friends

The students of the school in Sweden are 23 kids between the ages of 10 and 15 years, and they are all members of the same class. Their teacher is Anna. The have already written the first batch of letters, which was brought to Liberia by Lena last month. Similarly, our kids wrote their replies and they have been delivered to the Swedish kids.
Our kids are excited over the arrangement and look forward to similar arrangements with students of schools in other countries around the world, as they are anxious to interact with kids of different orientations and cultures in our world that has become more of a global village.
If you are a teacher or school principal and you desire for our kids and your kids to establish a pen-pal relationship, please contact us.

HLF School Celebrates Gala Anniversary

Help Liberia Foundation Community School located in Buchanan celebrated its 13th Anniversary on April 25, 2018, in the City of Buchanan.

Lena taking the podium to deliver her speech to the audience

Lena taking the podium to deliver her speech to the audience

The program brought together students, staff, parents, civil society organizations, residents and well-wishers.

The program was comprised of songs, quizzing competitions, recitations, speeches, dances, crowning and sashing of the school’s Queen and other royal members.

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The Guest Speaker was Mrs. Lena Thorne Marner, the Mother of the School, who traveled to Liberia and spoke to the attendees. As indicated before, she spoke on the topic: “The Importance of Education in the New Liberia,” encouraging parents and students to see the role education plays in the lives of individuals and countries.

At the end of the in-door program, the attendees, including the students, were served food and drinks.

During the evening hours, there were football and kickball games between the Hope Academy and our school. For the football game, our boys drew with the boys of Hope Academy, while for the kickball, our girls beat the girls of Hope Academy.

It was indeed a wonderful day for all.

Note: There will be other articles about the celebration and about Lena’s visit to Liberia.