Latest News from the Villages
Beam of Hope for the Disadvantaged got land now we are focusing on goat rearing and vegetable planting as a way of generating funds to support BEHOD achieve its goals.
Yes i have been down for a long time but have been fighting to see how i can uplift the well being of a disabled person.
Through this at first we gave out goats to disabled children but still it didn't work for many did not take good care of those goats which made that project to fail now we have three goats which we are breeding to so that we can help the disabled go to school.
The land that we got now we can build the school on our own land so whoever can come up to support BEHOD to achieve its Goal please we are back on line contact our facilitator.
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Project Name: sustainability-for-100-pupils-in-ghc-matopeni-nrbi
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We are for sure going far from a very humble beginning.
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Received a carton of books from Darien books Aid. Teacher Mary, in our School also donated some books on Chritian Religious Studies for children & staff. We raised some funds during our on line fund raising. Hope that they will help us to buy feeds for our fish. Our fish are also doing well despite many challenges.
We need support in fish breeding & feeding. We are soon or later expanding to great heights in our operations/activities.
I am inviting you to join us in this noble mission.
I wish to share with you some photos. Hope you will all enjoy them.
Wish you, your family and friends -
Merry Christmas !
Very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year 2014.
Thank you for your support for the " Orphan and Vulnerable Children of the School "
Sorry ! for less ! contact ! these days , as i am at the " transitional ! period " of my profession ! from " Teacher's job " i will be switching over to " Media Job or Journalist ".
At present i am doing both the professions parellely !
The teacher's job or the school session would complete on 31st March ! 2014 !
Already i have submitted my " Resignation Letter " to the school " Father Principal" ( Christian Missionary School " !
I have joined as " Trainee Journalist " from 13th September 2013 ! I am doing this profession as " Part Time " !
I would surely ! let you know the name of Media ! in April 2014 ! when i would join as " Full Timer " of " Journalist "
Surprise ! let the name of Media ! be ! till April 2014 !
These days the time is passing under great stress ! and too much of " Very Hardwork " is going on !
Almighty ! i am praying, so that he gives me strength ! to complete this transitional phase smoothly !
I have decided to change ! the focus ! of my project !
I would update ! you with all the project ! details ! as soon as possible !
The school closed on Friday, December 20, 2013. It is a two-week break that runs from December 20, 2013, to January 6, 2014. In short, the kids will return on Monday, January 6.
The closing was marked by a program that saw students singing Christmas carols, giving recitations and so forth.
During the program, our director, Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry, encouraged the kids to take care of themselves during this festive season, saying, “You have to take care of yourselves well so that you will be able to come back here on January 6.” He also encouraged them to be more respectful, studious and hard-working in 2014.
Our plan was to buy two bales of used clothes as Christmas presents to be distributed among the kids, but we did not have the money to bring Christmas smiles on the faces of the children. We hope we will be able to do this for the kids next year.
At this junction, we would like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all those who are directly and indirectly connected to the school. As we end 2013 and start the New Year, it is our prayer and hope that the New Year will be more fulfilling for all of us.
PAUL YEENIE HARRY
The games, which were started around 11:am, were played between our school and another school called Kornonia Community School, also located in Buchanan.
The first game was a kickball match between our girls and the girls of Kornonia. Kickball is a game invented in Liberia and mostly played by Liberians. It is played by girls.
Before the start of the kickball game, our girls were excited and jubilant about it, promising to beat the other school. Unfortunately, our girls couldn’t withstand the skills of the other girls. They beat our girls badly. They had 28 points, and our girls had 16 points. Students, staff and parents were dejected. In fact, some of the smaller kids started crying on the field.
“You should not be discouraged. You did well. This was your very first game, so you have to be encouraged by the fact that you scored more than 15 points against them. We are convinced that you girls will beat them next time. Besides, our boys will beat them,” remarked Mr. Paul Yeenie Harry, director of HLF Community School.
Reflecting on the outcome of the kickball match, we were not that excited for the football match. It’s like we were hopeless hopeful, if that is the right way to say.
Just before the game could start, the students of the other school were jubilantly running all around the field, shouting and singing as if they were determined to annoy or confuse us. And, as if to increase our confusion, the Kornonia boys scored their first goal. Their singing increased, while our kids stood around the field sorrowfully.
While in this period of uncertainty, our boys scored their first goal, equalizing the scores. In less than ten minutes, our boys scored their second goal. Our students, too, started running all around the place, shouting and singing. Staff members and parents could not hold their peace, too. An outburst of jubilation seized the sports ground. Before long, again, our boys scored their third goal. It was now 3-1. You have to imagine the ecstatic state we were in. Our boys were playing good football and most spectators began to praise them. The staff and the students of Kornonia became confused and silent. It was only our students who were shouting and singing.
Anyway, because of some mistakes, the other school managed to score two additional goals. So it was 3-3. Anxiety crept back into us, but our boys were ready to remove it. They scored their fourth goal and the game ended after a few minutes. In short, we won the football game by 4-3.
When the referee sounded the last whistle, we started the jubilation from the field and did not rest until we reached our campus. But who wouldn’t be jubilant in such a situation? It is as if their girls had not defeated our girls. The boys’ victory overshadowed everything.
A few things need to be remembered about the games last Friday, December 13, 2013. First, it was the kids’ very first time playing such matches in such a manner. Second, it was the first time ever that they used jerseys, which were brought by Anders and Lena during their visit in October and November. Third, our boys played better football than their boys played. Fourth, although they beat our girls, our boys beat their boys, and that beating lessened the impact of their girls’ victory.
We extend a very big thank-you to our boys, our girls, our staff, or parents, our Swedish sponsors and all other individuals and institutions that helped us to give the school a great day.
PAUL YEENIE HARRY
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Dear friends, I was down with illness and stayed in hospital for a few days before being released last week. I was down with typhoid and pneumonia. This is why the site has not been updated with new articles, especially articles about the recent visit by our Swedish sponsors, for some time now. Our apologies! We now continue. (Paul Yeenie Harry, school director)
During the visit of our Swedish friends, not only were many things done, but several, various activities went on as we indicated in one of our previous articles. And, because time is fast spent, we wish to mention four in this current article, for there are other things to write about.
When the guests were here in Liberia, one of them, P-O (who has a black belt in judo) gave some judo lessons to the kids and staff of the school. He brought many of the materials needed for the judo training and the kids and staff used them in their practice. Before the commencement of the training, P-O taught the participants some vocabulary, gave the history of judo, explained some basic rules and the philosophy behind the martial art called judo.
Students, staff, parents and community residents came around to watch the judo training, which took place on the school campus. All, including the watchers, enjoyed it.
It was the very first time for the kids and the staff to have had such an experience. Many thanks to P-O for making our school have that first-time experience.
Gowning of P-O
As part of the second day’s indoor activities, the school gowned P-O (put on him an African shirt, as it is usually traditionally done for foreign guests coming to the country) and gave him a Bassa name known as “Gar-mon-gar,” meaning: man is man.
P-O then expressed gratitude to the school and promised to always think about the school and help in whatever way he can. “I have had great time in Buchanan. You all have touched my heart and I will always think about you. The kids are special. The staff is special. I will always have you all in mind and help where I can. I will also tell other Swedish friends about the work you are doing with the kids in the school,” he said.
Visit to Future Site
At the end of the activities on campus on the second day, the guests decided to visit the school’s future home, which is located about twenty minutes’ walk from the current campus. They were all excited to have seen the huge land, which is strategically located – on the main road of a place called Bassa Community. They were shown the cornerstones of the land, and they all expressed their desire to help the school build a structure on the new site.
“Paul, this is a very good place. I like the trees all around. Do not cut them down. The place is really great. We can help to build a school here for the kids,” remarked Anders.
Money for Food
Before their departure from Buchanan, our guests donated US$100 to the school, saying the money should be used to cook for the kids, which we did. We are grateful to them for the financial assistance that helped the kids to eat soup and rice for days.
PAUL YEENIE HARRY
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Thanks all for supporting us on the online fundraising towards establishment of a vocational training center in Githurai Kenya. This noble course successfully managed to raise $ 1500 but with a deficit of $ 3500 which we intend to use other strategy like proposal writing. Through your support, local young people in Githurai will be equipped with business, vocational and life skills training hence becoming self reliant and independent.
Thanks all for your support and God bless you.
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Meanwhile work continues in the site. The construction of the ponds is on going. Hope that they will be ready for stocking by 20.Dec.13.The Community donated this land to GHC school. We have acquired The certificate of ownership.
On behave of the Community & the GHC school I request you to take it personally as if it were your personal responsibility and move us to to next level.