H.E.L.L.O. believes that education is the bedrock of every society. To address poverty and given the 85% illiteracy rate in Liberia, H.E.L.L.O. has provided over 40,000 textbooks to more than twenty seven primary and secondary schools as well as colleges.
H.E.L.L.O. commits to educating the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. We encourage educational institutions by providing books, school supplies, building materials, and teacher trainings.
2014: H.E.L.L.O. partnered with Books For Africa, Inc. and the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation to deliver over 40,000 textbooks to over 26, schools including pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, colleges, universities, a nursing school, and a technological school. Medical books were also presented to doctors and medical students after the doctors educated the St. Peter’s Lutheran congregation about the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Technical books were provided to the Lutheran Training Institute.
Another shipment is being prepared. Funds are needed for shipping, clearing, transportation, and distribution. It will be shipped to Liberia as soon as these funds are available.
2009: H.E.L.L.O. provided teacher bags to the staff at Trumpet of God Institute in Congo Town, Liberia. The bags were decorated and filled by the students at Twin Cities Academy Middle School. They were filled with lesson planners, grade sheets, paper, rulers, pens, pencils, and sharpeners. These bags encouraged the teachers by motivating them to improve their pedagogical practices by tracking student progress.
2008: H.E.L.L.O. provided bundles of zinc to repair the roof of Trumpet of God Institute since during the rainy season, classes need to be combined when classroom rooftops leak.
2006: H.E.L.L.O. provided 300 school chairs to orphanages, schools, and churches in the Monrovia area. Educational games and supplies, clothes, toys, and bicycles were distributed to orphanage homes and schools.
2004: H.E.L.L.O. provided toys and clothes to thousands of children in the Maimu Displacement camps in Totota, Bong County, Liberia. Play was encouraged in these war-affected children by giving them hope that others around the world are thinking about them.