We have six GRADE 12 GRADS that we want to recognize for studying hard and doing well in school this year.
Congratulations go out to Christiana Lemu Davis, Felecia Dapae, Rachel Smith, Denise Lovetee Keamue, Sunday Dunbar and Felecia Dyega.
We are so proud of you! May God provide for you as you plan for your future. We are here to cheer you on.
Several students are still needing school fees.
Our staff have been very busy collecting report cards and registering over one hundred students to school. It’s often hard to decide where to draw the line, when so many are too poor to pay for their children’s schooling, especially our single mothers. If you know of anyone who is interested in sponsoring a child to school, we would love to hear from you.
So far we have not said yes to these ones. I decided to do a blog post and see if we get anyone interested in funding one of these children to school for this year or even a smaller donation towards a child’s schooling.
Andrew and Rose Wallace have 8 children they raise. Each one has their own story of how they lost their parents or their mother is too sick to raise them. Four of these children still need funds to go to school.
The average cost to register a student to school and pay their tuition for one year is $ 300. The cost does vary from school to school. Besides the tuition is the school costs of shoes, uniforms, book bags, copy books and pens. We allow $ 60 per child for school needs.
Children are so excited to be getting new Bibles.
We are so thrilled that the Liberian Bible Society is selling us children’s bibles for a low cost of $ 15 USD a set! Our children treasure these bibles. Most children do not have access to books. These Bibles will help build their faith as well as their reading skills. The older children can read to their families. Often a mother is illiterate, and cannot read. We hope to buy more and more bibles to distribute to our kids.
FAITH HINNEH graduated on June 28th with a BSCN from CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY! She graduated with a 3.74 GPA!! ” Well done Faith!”
Words cannot express how very proud we are of her great achievement. Faith worked hard and stayed focused on her studies. Today she stands tall and is confident that GIRLS IN LIBERIA CAN REACH THEIR DREAMS TOO! What a role model for our girls.
” When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” Michelle Obama
Faith would like to thank her sponsors who made this day possible. Faith comes from a family who would not have had the means to fund her schooling. They did well in providing her housing and food during all these years.” Thank you Mike and Bindu Hinneh for all you did, it was a big help! Thank you for raising Faith to know God and believe that nothing is too hard for Him!”
Rose Doley Wallace Congratulations!! Well done!!
Rose Doley Wallace graduated this month from the Tubman University in Maryland. She was given the Florence Nightingale Award, A Certificate of Honor for “best exemplifying caring in nursing situations and living the philosophy of the Department of Nursing including Competence, Commitment, and Confidence.” This is no small award! Rose you are my hero today!! Friends I know her story. Rose has had a very traumatic journey. It’s private and it’s her story, but I will say this. To come through as she has takes more courage than most of us would have! We are so proud of you!!
“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” African Proverb
“We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” Drew Fuast
You may remember the post of Otis Jallah, the young 12 yr. old boy who picks up garbage in the community, to help feed his family. Click here to see WILL SOMEONE HELP A 12 YR. OLD BOY?
Thank you to the person who donated for Otis to get his new wheelbarrow, gloves, boots etc. What a big help!
Daniel Coleman just reported that he still sees Otis consistently working. He is always doing his job and helping to feed his big family.
Today Daniel asked if we could possibly put Otis to school. He could be in grade 3 but there is no money. I am asking myself, Can we help one more? We have already registered well over 100, and we have school supplies to go yet. Every child needs $ 60 USD for their uniform $ 20, Book bag $ 20, Shoes $ 15, Copy books & Pens $ 5. Plus their PE outfit $ 25. That’s over $ 6,000!! My faith kicked in again, and I am going for one more starfish on the beach!!! This one really is a STAR!! See the STARFISH STORY
I decided I would do a blog post, and if someone decides to help Otis to school, we will take on one more student. The immediate cost to register him and pay his first installment would be $ 125 USD ( including PE Uniform) plus $ 60 for his school supplies. We keep a close supervision on students, always getting their report cards, and school payment receipts. Our staff goes directly to the school, to do the payment. Otis could attend the Joy Foundation International School System in his community.
Today, I hope to bring Daniel Coleman good news! He is our Mercy Ministry Director with a heart full of compassion for the less privileged children like Otis. He was raised in an orphanage, and carries the heart of Jesus for widows and orphans.
Daniel Coleman is like a big brother to this young boy. He is a real encourager to Otis and his family!
Click here to read about Daniel Coleman ORPHAN CHILD NOW STUDIES CRIMINAL LAW
See Daniel Coleman’s Graduation with his degree CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL COLEMAN
Daniel is the Director of Mat to Mattress where we do a room makeover for our widows. They go from the cold, hard floor to a nice comfortable bed, with a quality mattress. Have a look at OPERATION MAT TO MATTRESS IS STILL GOING STRONG
I thank God for our staff in Liberia. Malcolm Harris is our Chief Country Director, Daniel Keamue is our Accountant, and Daniel Coleman is our Director for Mercy Ministries. They are all men of integrity, who have been with us for many years. This year it is 15 yrs. that I have been working in this field. Today I am so grateful for the privilege of walking with Jesus among the poor. He’s very easy to find here in the hearts of these precious people!
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It’s Graduation Time!! Lets celebrate!!
Liberia is buzzing with excitement as many of our students are graduating!! We encourage our parents to pay the small fees required for the children to participate in these celebration events. This encourages the children to focus and to be proud of their accomplishments. It builds their confidence and shows them they are valued! Every child deserves to be recognized for their achievements. Well done students!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!
Eric and Kamah had a party with all their children, honoring those who graduated!!!
Many of the schools have GALA DAYS!! These are festive days where the students enjoy participating in special events, like sports, bands, and dances.
Every year in August we have so many students who are hoping to go to school. Bernice Roy lives with Eric and Kamah in one of our sponsored Children’s Homes. She does not have to worry about school fees, they are provided! We have others waiting to see if they will get this privilege. They are hoping and praying!
Hope would be in Gr. 5 if there was someone to help her to school. Jefferson would be in Gr. 7.
All these students will be sponsored to school this year, except for Hope and Jefferson, unless we have some one to sponsor them. Schools in Liberia vary in price. The approximate cost for one student to attend school for one year is $ 250 to $ 300 USD. In Liberia each student needs to pay for black shoes $ 10 – $ 15, uniforms $ 10 – $ 15, book bags $ 10 and copy books and pens $ 5
This year we will put as many children to school as we have funding for. Last school year we put 148 students to school. Here is our financial breakdown. Our total education costs for the year were $ 55,967.60
4 Children’s Homes have 60 children. Cost $ 16,386.32 Average Cost per student $ 273.10 USD per year.
64 Children in our Foster Care Homes and others from poor homes. Cost $ 17,612.83 Average Cost per student $ 275.20 USD per year
8 Grade 12 Grads Cost $ 2,097.78 USD
13 University Students $ 19,413.48 USD Average Cost per year $ 1,493.35 USD
Any donation towards our Education fund is most appreciated.
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