Frequently Asked Questions...

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.

Some facts from UNICEF & Save the Children
Some facts from UNICEF & Save the Children.

Average Life expectancy is 41 years.

Children under 14 make up 43% of the population.

The education system was largely destroyed by conflict, and children have missed many years schooling.

Mother Teresa
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

A quote from a helper amongst the children in Monrovia 2003

'One bad leader and you destroy the country; one good leader and you build a country.'

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