Talking with the administrators of Wallace Helping Hands School.
We invite you to join with us in walking for the kids of Liberia. Your personal involvement in our walk allows our kids to have an education that they would not otherwise ever be able to afford. We believe that education will change the future of Liberia. With a few small steps at a time we can make a difference!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Kula is the reason the Liberian Literacy Program was started. You see, I made a promise to Momo that I would find a way to see that Kula did indeed receive an education. What started as a promise to a little girl and her father has turned into a program that currently has almost 30 students being educated! I want to see Kula graduate someday...in spite of poverty and family obligations. I want to see her life changed so she can influence and inspire other girls. Did you know that of the children who actually attend school in Liberia, only around 30-47% are girls? We need to change that statistic.
The parents of Kula wish to express their appreciation to you for helping them in reaching the goal of education in their family. They said things are going along nicely with school and pray that you will continue to support the program so they can see her continue in school.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The School was founded in September 2007 by Madame Mary G. Jabbah. The purpose of opening the school was to help children who were out of school due to financial constraints. Also, to help disabled children who needed to be included into the activities of all the children in the nation, Liberia. The school program is extended to children who are disabled, orphans, and way war. The school currently has 67 students, including 6 disabled, and 10 orphans. There are also 7 teachers and the number of teachers is expected to increase. Challenges/Needs: The school has an 11-classroom building under construction as funds allow. There are no text books, sitting capacity for students, feeding for orphans and disabled, registration of the school with national government, etc. The need is great.
The above is a paragraph describing the school from our Liberian program director. This is just a portion of the email but definitely worth sharing with you. The need at this school IS great! The really neat thing though is they can someday build a school here because they already have the land.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
There has been some interest in Liberian carvings of this type expressed through email. I am willing to order them and distribute them when our team has come back from a trip. Anyone interested can email me through the link at the top of the page.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The nativity has now found a new home. To the interested families who wanted the nativity, thanks for your interest. I do have a Noah's Ark from Liberia and may be interested in selling that one too. I will check it out and possibly post a picture of it here if you want to see it. Thanks!