Before the resumption of academic activities for the second semester, Help Liberia Foundation Community School held a special program to indicate the close of the first semester and the start of the semester.
A cross-section of parents at the program
The program was well-attended, as teachers, parents, students, and community residents were in attendance to grace the occasion.
The Guest Speaker was Ms. Esther Johnson Paygar, the Executive Director of Women Rights Watch. She spoke on the topic: “Building the Future.”
Madam Esther Johnson Paygar (the Guest Speaker) speaking to the audience
The program comprised songs, recitations of poems and Bible verses, dramas, academic quizzing, speeches, and so forth. The academic progress reports of students were also given to parents.
We are happy that we ended the first semester and started the second semester, which is ongoing. We remain grateful to all of our sponsors and friends.
With great joy and appreciation, we – on behalf of the children, staff, and parents of Help Liberia Foundation Community School – would like to inform all of you who helped us with last year’s fundraising that the rent for the school has been paid. It was paid on January 2, 2018.
From a total of US$1,575 raised, we paid US$1,500, which represents a two-year-six-month rent for the school at US$50 per month. The lease agreement was signed on January 2, 2018 and it took effect on the same day and will expire on July 1, 2020.
Because of the humanitarian assistance you rendered doing the fundraising, the children and the school will now be in the building for another two years and six months. We are profoundly appreciative of your continuous help to the school and the kids. It would be difficult for us without you. Thank you very much.
Please find attached the lease agreement.
Lease agreement page 1
Lease agreement page 2
We are pleased to update the public, especially those who contributed toward the fundraising campaign launched for the rent payment of the building the school is being operated in Buchanan.
Children in class
As you may very well recall, we launched the S-O-S call on October 21, 2017, asking individuals and institutions of goodwill to help us raise funds to pay the rent for three years.
Fortunately for us, and appreciably too, we have raised more than US$1,600; however, after PayPal and bank charges, we have a balance of US$1,572.00 as the actual money that has been collected thus far.
This is marvelous. It is highly appreciated. All of you who contributed have done it for the kids and for Buchanan where the school is located. You all are our partners in progress. We appreciate your humanitarian gesture toward us. Thank you for helping us and the kids.
Although we have not been able to raise the US$1,800 originally set for the plan to pay for three years, we are profoundly grateful to all of you who have contributed thus far, and you are:
Anna-Klara Zetterstrom’s colleagues at the Department of Occupational and Physiotherapy at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden
Elizabeth Thorne and
Lena and Anders Marner
Because the Lease agreement will be signed at the end of December, we will leave the fundraising campaign open to the end of December to see if we will be able to raise the remaining US$230 that will enable us to pay for the three years. If we can’t, we will pay for two years and six months with the funds we have raised.
Once again, we thank all of you for your assistance. You are our heroes.
The 2017/2018 school year at Help Liberia Foundation Community School in Buchanan is going quite well with both kids and staff, as their attendance is encouraging, and parents and staffers are cooperating well.
Children doing PE
Most importantly, the kids have been having fun with learning activities, and one of such activities has to do with their weekly Physical Education (PE) activity.
Children doing PE
Children doing PE
Dear friends, donors, and sponsors of Help Liberia Foundation Community School, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to you all for the contributions you have been able to make thus far toward the lease renewal of the building we are using for the operation of the school in Buchanan.
Students in line during morning devotion at the school
We wish to inform you that we will provide an update on the fundraising at the end of this month so that you can know the exact amount that has been collected thus far.
Once again, many thanks for your willingness to help the kids in this manner.
You may continue to send donations through our PayPal account which is run by Lena and Anders Marner in Sweden who will pass all donations on to us. If you would prefer to send money directly to the school’s bank account or through Western Union or MoneyGram, please get in contact.