Our school in Buchanan City, Help Liberia foundation Community School, has opened its doors to students for the 2019/2020 academic year. The school reopened last month.
HLF students in lines during morning devotion
The school’s reopening saw the coming in of both old and new students, as well as old and new teachers, with all happily and hopefully interacting. At present, there are one hundred forty-three (143) students in the school – 87 girls and 56 boys.
Kindergarten kids level-3 in class
Our school is established to help educate underprivileged kids in Buchanan City, and we are glad that we are able to help humanity in this regard. We are grateful to our friends and sponsors, especially those in Europe, for their continuous assistance which is enabling us to help these kids.
Kindergarten kids level-1 in class
Our school in Buchanan closed a few weeks ago, graduating 13 kindergarten students in the process.
Cross-section of the graduates
The closing of the school means that it has officially ended the 2018/2019 school year, which started in September of 2018. The closing program coincided with the graduation ceremonies of the Kindergarten Department. Thirteen students graduated in all – eight girls and five boys.
The program was attended by school administrators, teachers, parents, family members, community residents, and well-wishers.
We are thankful to all of our friends and sponsors who helped us to have a successful school year, especially to those in Sweden and Great Britain. We also thank our parents who entrusted their children into our care.
As we plan to start a new school year next month, September, we appeal to our friends and sponsors in Sweden and Great Britain, as well as other places, to help us give education to some of the disadvantaged kids in Buchanan. We are able to do what we are doing for the kids because of your assistance.
The Ministry of Education’s District Education Officer (DEO) assigned to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, had a special year-end meeting with the parents of our school.
Mr. Telio speaking to the parents during the meeting
During the meeting, the DEO, Mr. Amos Telio, encouraged the parents to be more involved with the running and improvement of the school, saying: “A school with a strong Parent-Teacher Association is bound to be a good school.”
The meeting was more of an interactive forum where parents were given the opportunity to ask questions, indicate problems affecting them, and suggest ways to improve the school. It was a meeting that benefited both parents and teachers.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Telio promised that he will have another meeting with the parents in the second week of September, that is, the first month of the new school year.
We are grateful to the DEO for his time, his encouragement and advice to the attendees, as well as for his desire to see the school improve.
At the end of the First Semester of the 2018/2019 school year, some students attending our school received promotion to various classes.
The kindergarten students who got promoted
Because many of the kids in our school have already out-grown their classes, the school decided to promote kids who performed remarkably well doing the First Semester for two major reasons: to encourage them, and not to waste their time.
The graders who got promoted
Three (3) students in the kindergarten division received promotion, while eight (8) students received promotion in the grade division. If these same students perform well in the Second Semester, they will be promoted for the second time in one year.
All the students who got promoted
The students and the staff of Help Liberia Foundation Community School had fun on the soccer field two Saturdays ago, when they challenged each other in a friendly match.
The games were played in both football and kickball. The staff beat the students in both games, but the students complained that they were intimidated and cheated, while the staffers say they won because they were more professional.
The jerseys used by both students and staff were brought by our European guests last year, for which we remain grateful to them.