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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.
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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.

Lena to Speak at HLF School Wednesday

Madam Lena Thorne Marner is in Liberia and will on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, be speaking to the students, staff and parents of our school in Buchanan City.

Paul and Lena at the school during one of her trips to Liberia

Paul and Lena at the school during one of her trips to Liberia

Mrs. Marner, who arrived in the country a few days ago, has been invited to serve as the Guest Speaker at the school’s 13th Gala Anniversary, which will be observed on Wednesday.

During the celebration, Queen Jestina Wright and King Uriah Davis, as well as the rest of the students will parade the streets of Buchanan before converging at the campus for the in-door program during which Lena will be speaking.

Madam Lena Thorne Marner, who is considered the Mother of the school and is serving as the school’s International Contact Person in Europe, will speak on the topic: “The Importance of Education in the New Liberia.”

We are all excited to have Lena back in Liberia and are happy to have her accept to speak to the kids, staff and parents of our school.

HLF School Holds Queen-King Contest

The campus of Help Liberia Foundation Community School in Buchanan was the scene of drama, dances, music, contests, and fun on Sunday, April 15, 2018, when the school held its Queen-King Contest, which was a prelude to its gala anniversary, scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Queen Jestina Wright of HLF

Queen Jestina Wright of HLF

There were students, school administrators, teachers, parents, community residents, well-wishers, and so forth in attendance to grace the occasion. And the weather was great, too.

King Uriah Davis of HLF

King Uriah Davis of HLF

A total of four girls and three boys participated in the contest; however, at the end of it all, a first grader named Jestina Wright emerged as the Queen, while a kindergartener named Uriah Davis won as the King. In other words, we have Queen Jestina Wright and King Uriah Davis. Both will reign until next year (2019) April, when a new queen and a new king will be selected in the school.

A cross-section of queens and kings sitting in front of the audience during the program

A cross-section of queens and kings sitting in front of the audience during the program

Our sincere thanks to all the parents, teachers, students and so forth for their active participation and support for a successful conduct of the contest. We look forward to a more successful one next school year.

HLF Conducts Pre-Second Semester Teachers’ Workshop

Before the start of the second semester, our school conducted a two-day Teachers’ Workshop on the campus of the school in Korduah Community in order to professionally refresh the faculty members before resuming classes.

Cross-section of participants at the workshop

Cross-section of participants at the workshop

The topics treated included Classroom Management, Lesson Planning and Professional Department, with various lecturers speaking on the various topics. Although it was a Teachers’ Workshop, some parents, especially the leadership of the Parent-Teacher Association P-T.A.), attended.

Because it was necessary to have food available during the two-day workshop, the school prepared sumptuous dishes and all – lecturers, teachers and parents – had enough on each day.

As usual, we are profoundly grateful to all of our friends and sponsors who are helping our school in Buchanan, especially our friends and sponsors in Sweden and in Great Britain. They are our true partners in process.