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HLF School Gets New Principal

Help Liberia Foundation Community School, a school helping to provide basic education to underprivileged children in the City of Buchanan, started the new school year with a new Principal.

Mr. Charles D. P. Mendscole, Jr, the new Principal

Mr. Charles D. P. Mendscole, Jr, the new Principal

The new Principal’s name is Charles D. P. Mendscole, Jr. He is a twenty-seven-year-old senior student studying Mathematics as major and General Science as minor in the Department of Teachers’ Education at the Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC) in Buchanan.

Charles is a serious, determined and innovative young administrator who is helping to improve things at the school. He was the chief planner, as well as one of the facilitators, of the pre-opening teachers’ workshop conducted on the 15 & 16 of September. We are proud to have Charles as our new Principal and we wish him all the best.

Mr. Ben Harris, the new Registrar

Mr. Ben Harris, the new Registrar

In a related development, the school also has a new Registrar. His name is Ben Harris. Ben entered the school as a teacher during the last school year and has been appointed as Registrar as a result of his dedication and hard work. Ben is studying Electrical Engineering at the same GBCC.

 

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HLF School Conducts Teachers’ Workshop

Before the start of the school year, HLF School conducted a two-day teachers’ workshop in order to professionally prepare teachers for the new year.

Teachers at the workshop

The pre-opening workshop, which brought together both old and new teachers, was held on Friday and Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017, at the school.

The facilitators at the workshop taught on Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Curriculum Development and Testing & Evaluation. The school plans to conduct a second workshop in February before the commencement of the second semester.

Many thanks to our friends for helping us to conduct the workshop.

HLF School Reopens

Our school in Buchanan, Help Liberia Foundation Community School, has reopened for the 2015/2016 school year. The school reopened on September 21, 2015.

Cross-section of students in devotion in September

Cross-section of students in devotion in September

As you may recall, the school should have started classes on September 14, but it did not happen because of some circumstances beyond our control. For instance, the enrollment was too low. Besides, we did not have some the necessary resources to commence.

Grade-four kids in their class

Grade-four kids in their class

Although the enrollment is still low, it is much better than it was on September 14. At present, there are about forty-five (45) students in the school, but we are hopeful that additional students will register. Many parents are complaining that they don’t have money and, therefore, they are unable to register their kids. Frankly, there are many poor children who are still out of school because of this problem.

Kids sitting in the 5th grade class

Kids sitting in the 5th grade class

Because of the low enrollment, we reduced staff but, still, the greatest challenge we are facing and will face this year is how to pay the few teachers we have employed. The salary is about US$25 per person per month, and we have eight (8) staffers. This means, we need about US$200 (two hundred United States dollars) per month to be able to pay our teachers, and we are unable to realize this from the fees paid by parents, as they are very low.

A teacher standing in front of the students during devotion

A teacher standing in front of the students during devotion

In view of this, we will very highly appreciate any assistance from any individual or institution, as we wish to have a smooth academic year.

Some k-3 students in their class

Some k-3 students in their class

Pictorial of Some Classroom-related Activities at HLF School During the Past School Year

Pictorial of Some Classroom-related Activities at HLF School During the Past School Year

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HLF Community School Conducts Teachers’ Workshop

Help Liberia Foundation Community School in Buchanan conducted a one-day teachers’ workshop on Friday, March 6, at the school’s premises.

Mr. Garnio lecturing on Testing and Evaluation

Mr. Garnio lecturing on Testing and Evaluation

The primary purpose of the exercise was to refresh the professional minds of the teachers and prepare them to properly impart knowledge to the kids in the school.

Mr. Diggs lecturing on Teaching Methodologies

Mr. Diggs lecturing on Teaching Methodologies

Three lecturers were invited – Mr. Aaron Diggs, Supervising Principal, Grand Bassa County; Mr. Ihoha Blama, and Mr. Joseph Garnio. Mr. Diggs lectured on Teaching Methodologies; Mr. Blama lectured on Lesson Planning, and Mr. Garnio taught on Testing and Evaluation.

Some of the teachers listening and taking notes

Some of the teachers listening and taking notes

It was an interactive and practical exercise. The participants were served lunch – potato greens and rice – after the first two speakers. After the participations had rested for an hour, the last lecturer came in.

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