Q. Why Liberia?
A. A Nigerian missionary priest ministered at our church (St Edmund Campion church in Hazlemere, High Wycombe) for a year, and he communicated many things about Africa during his stay. Some parishioners from local churches were moved into action. Subsequently a 20' x 8' container was sent to Liberia in December 2006. The container has been followed up with this HelpaChild charity to make a difference - initially for the education of 100 children.
Q. What made you choose education & not food, water or healthcare?
A. Having visited those in need in Liberia, whilst food is scarce & healthcare is poor, education was seen as something that could make a difference for a better future for all. The children are the future of countries like Liberia, offering a chance for stability, economic growth, improved governance, and a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. Yet they will never be able to reach their full potential without an education.
Q. Where do our donations go?
A. HelpaChild donations are paid directly into the St Augustines Parish account & Northampton Diocese Charity No 234091 recovers any income tax on the gift aided donations. At regular intervals monies are transferred to the school.