Help Liberia Foundation Community School, a school established about seventeen years ago for the sole purpose of providing education to impoverished and disadvantaged children in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, has reopened its doors for a new academic year.
The school, which reopened this month, is still receiving students whose parents come to register them. At present, there are seventy-three (73) students.
It is a known fact that many parents are unable to send their kids to school in Liberia as a result of the harsh economic situation. Many parents are either unemployed, poor, or low-income earners.
We are grateful to all of the people of goodwill, especially our Swedish sponsors headed by Lena Thorne Marner, who are helping the kids to get their education in Help Liberia Foundation Community School.
Help Liberia Foundation Community School, our school in Buchanan City, celebrated its Gala Anniversary recently, with scores of activities taking place on the campus and outside the campus.
The school was established in 2005, and the celebration marked its 17th Gala Anniversary. It was a week-long celebration, but the two main days were Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the school played two games with the Sarah Samson George Public School in Buchanan. Our football team beat their football team 4 goals to 1, while our girls beat their girls’ kickball team 22 points to 4.
Then on Friday, the school had a country cook and a concert of music, with staff, parents and students having fun with various dance strokes.
Many thanks to all of our friends who continue to help us to operate the school, especially our Swedish friends, headed by Lena Thorne Marner and her husband, Anders Marner.
Our school in Buchanan, Help Liberia Foundation Community School, has hired a new Registrar to be responsible for the student registration and other related processes in the school.
The new Registrar, who was brought into the school last month, is Miss Janet Freeman, a smart and intelligent young lady living in Buchanan City. Miss Freeman will also help to teach one of the kindergarten classes.
We are happy to have Miss Freeman join the HLF Family, as she is a serious, determined and enterprising female.
Our school in Buchanan City, Help Liberia Foundation Community School, has reopened its doors for academic activities for the 2021/2022 school year.
On the day of the reopening, there were 62 (sixty-two) students in attendance. They were all excited to have once again had the opportunity to meet old friends, as well as teachers.
Some other children whose parents do not have money to register them in school now also came on campus, but they were hiding behind the school building and other nearby structures. It was sad.
It is our hope that the kids who are not yet in school because their parents don’t have money will eventually enter school through some assistance from somebody.
Our desire and goal is to help give education to as many poor children as possible, and we have been doing this for more than 15 years in Buchanan.
The Board of Directors, the students, the teachers, and the parents are grateful to all those who are helping us to operate the school every year. Special thanks go to Lena, Elizabeth, and Anneli, who are helping with some funds for teachers’ salary payment every month. They are some of the most committed heroes of the kids at the moment.
The 2020/2021 school year, which was marked by restrictions posed as a result of the re-emergence of COVID-19, has finally ended, and the kids are resting and awaiting the 2021/2022 school year.
At the end of the school year, the school had in its enrollment records a total of 110 kids. Out of this number, 39 were girls and 71 were boys. Out of the total of 39 girls, 30 passed and 9 failed. Out of the total of 71 boys, 65 passed and 6 failed.
We extend our profound thanks and appreciation to our friends in Sweden, especially Lena and her team who are assisting the school and the kids by helping to pay teachers’ salaries. Lena and her husband, Anders, have been very instrumental in mobilizing resources for the sustenance of the school. We remain grateful to them.
We are also grateful to our teachers who sacrificed during those difficult months to teach the kids until the end. Our heart-felt thanks also go to Mary Smith, a dependable friend of the school.
The new school year will start next month, specifically, November 1. As we anticipate the resumption of classes for the new academic year, we are certain that the same God who carried us through will lead us according to His mercy and grace.