HELLO’s 200 acres of land in Liberia is strategically located between three towns. The nearest high school is about two hours drive away from these towns and the nearest hospital is about two hours away. Transportation is a major problem especially in the rainy season where the roads are often impassible. Hundreds of school-aged children from this area do not attend school or they are sent away to live and work for others who live close to a school.
The vision for this land is to build a mission school that is self-sustaining in Liberia. This mission will include a school, a clinic, a resource center, staff quarters, a church, a market area, and running water and electricity.
A mission school in this location will attract hundreds of students that live in smaller and remote villages. It will provide employment for various skill laborers and professionals and will offer opportunities for entrepreneurs. Part of the land will be reserved exclusively for agriculture purposes. Residents will have the opportunity to work on these farms to earn a steady income to enable them to pay their bills, buy food, and pay their children’s tuition.
The most common food that will be farmed include rice, beans, peanuts, corn, peppers, pineapple, okra, bitter ball, cassava, ginger, potatoes, cucumbers, bananas, plantains, pumpkins, melons, and tree fruits such as orange, mango, guava, lime, coconut, and breadfruit. The farmland will also be used for livestock and fish farming.
The primary goal is to provide quality education and support the development of rural Liberia.
Liberia needs more accessible schools, well-trained teachers and health care. Our school will provide transportation services for students who live off campus. Our teachers will have the opportunity to live in the staff quarters. Our clinic will ensure health and wellbeing for the students, staff who cares for the students, and the community members who interact with the students.
The plan for completing the mission will be executed in phases.
Phase One (2015-2019):
Cultivate land and plant at least 20,000 cocoa trees, build warehouse to store cocoa, harvest cocoa and sell.
Phase Two (2020-2022):
Use proceeds from initial cocoa sales to prepare the land for development and purchase solar panels and windmills.
Phase Three (2023-2028):
Build the school, dormitories, and staff quarters. Build homes for residents to rent. Begin small farms projects.