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HLF Kids Receive 2016 Christmas Gifts

Kids of our school in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, were the recipients of Christmas gifts on Friday, December 23, 2016. Of course, the staff of the school also benefited.

Kids in line to receive their food ration

Kids in line to receive their food ration

The Christmas presents comprised rice and vegetable oil, and it was the school’s way of saying “Merry Christmas!” to the kids and the staff of the school. The funds that made it possible for the food items to be purchased were donated by five friends of the school, namely, Lena and Ander Marner, Marie Beiliby, Camilla Flinkenbro, and Lenita Bjork Jansson.

Some of the kids standing in line to receive their portion

Some of the kids standing in line to receive their portion

We are extremely grateful to these five kindhearted individuals for helping to put smiles on the faces of the children and the staff of the school during the festive season.

Staff and Kids standing around the distribution spot

Staff and Kids standing around the distribution spot

As we begin 2017 this week, we wish to profoundly thank all friends and sponsors of the school for their wonderful assistance in 2016 and also extend them Happy New Year. It is our prayer and hope that we all will have a more prosperous 2017.

Staff members helping to organize the distribution

Staff members helping to organize the distribution

Staff members measuring food ration for kids

Staff members measuring food ration for kids

HLF School Closes for Christmas Holiday

Help Liberia Foundation Community School, our school in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, has closed for the Christmas holiday. The school closed on Friday, December 18, 2015, and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Kids standing in line to receive food

Kids standing in line to receive food

Before closing on Friday, the school had a Country Cook for the kids on Thursday, December 17. Kids and teachers played games and ate a sumptuous meal on campus.

Kids eating during the Country Cook

Kids eating during the Country Cook

On Friday, the school had a mini-closing program before letting teachers and students go home for the Christmas break. Administrators and teachers made statements, while students sang, gave recitations, performed dramas and so forth, all aimed at making the kids happy before starting their holiday.

Kids eating in class

Kids eating in class

We are grateful to all those who have helped us this year. It is their help that has enabled us to be operating and helping to provide education to scores of needy children. We are profoundly grateful to all of them.

Students performing during the mini-closing program

Students performing during the mini-closing program

As we celebrate this festive season, we wish to extend Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year to our friends and sponsors, as well as the kids and the staff they are helping. It is our prayer and hope that 2016 will be more rewarding for everyone.

Note from Paul Yeenie Harry: I regret our inability to regularly update the site. The situation is due to the fact that I have been having serious computer problem in recent times. Our apologies to all our sponsors, friends and well-wishers.

HLF Kids Receive Christmas Gifts

Help Liberia Foundation Community School, through the kind donations of four of its sponsors, purchased Christmas presents and distributed them among the kids in the school.

Children and parents getting ready for the start of the distribution

Children and parents getting ready for the start of the distribution

The items bought included thirteen 25-kg bags of rice, one carton of Crown Vita and three 5-gallon containers of vegetable oil.  The carton of vita contains 12 packs and each pack contains 100 vita cubes.

Distribution going on

Distribution going on

The distribution was done on Sunday, December 21. Prior to Sunday’s distribution, because the school is closed as a result of the Ebola crisis, a three-day announcement (Friday to Sunday) was made on three radio stations. Besides, the staff went in the community to personally inform the children and their parents.

Distribution in full swing

Distribution in full swing

It was a joyful day not just for the children, but also for the staff of the school and the residents of the community. The distribution was headed by the Parent-Teacher Association (P-T.A) of the school, headed by its Vice Chairman, Mr. Zogar.

Community residents in line to receive food

Community residents in line to receive food

We served more than a hundred children. For the kids who were not around, their parents came and collected their food. Then we served our teachers. After that, we called the residents of the community, especially those in close proximity with the school, and also served them. Everyone was grateful and expressed thanks to the sponsors through the school.

Waiting to receive their items

Waiting to receive their items

“We thank you and the people overseas for always doing this for our children almost every year. We will continue to remember you for what you are doing for us and our children,” remarked Mr. Zogar to the Director of the school, Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry, who also thanked the parents and the kids for being appreciative.

Measuring out the rice

Measuring out the rice

Mr. Harry: “On behalf David Turner, Mary Smith, Lena and Anders Marner, we wish to thank you all for appreciating what we are doing here today. We at the school, like those who made this possible, are happy that they can do this for our kids and all of you at this time of the year.”

Staff members happily receiving their share of the food

Staff members happily receiving their share of the food

The money for this year’s Christmas gifts was donated by four persons – David Turner, Mary Smith, Lena and Anders Marner.   We wish to thank them very much for their kindness, which has put Christmas smiles on the faces of our kids.

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