The Helping Hands Network is a nonprofit organization committed to helping teachers and schools thrive. We have been on this mission for decades. We engage and transform communities through education. We break barriers to improve teaching-learning outcomes.
We help communities to provide schools and students with the gift of qualified teachers. To us, education is a non-negotiable right for all; not a privilege for the few. We support teachers to continuously provide the this right.
We consider "local ownership" in the design and implementation of our projects by:
J.Wilfred Zeon has over 10 of experience working with nonprofits specifically focusing on education and health. Currently, he is the Finance Director of an international nonprofit working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen health systems in Liberia. In this role, he supports the Leadership team with the financial operations of the organization; building functional systems, ensuring strategic allocations of resources, etc. Wilfred is the Co-founder, Program Manager and Lead Strategist of the Helping Hands Network. In 2018, he led his team to reach an agreement with the Departments of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Liberia to expand the project to other parts of Liberia.
Wilfred’s commitment to social justice is inspired by his own life trajectory. He experienced and survived poverty at firsthand as a teenager. This backdrop gave him an unflinching mission of helping people to live and demonstrate their potentials through quality education and health. He envisions a world where everyone has access to quality education and health. Besides charities works, Wilfred enjoys speaking and writing to inspire people to chase dreams despite their backgrounds.
He also volunteered with the Internal Revenue Service, Ghana, the Liberia Youth Initiatives for Self-Empowerment, the Population Caring Organization, and the Liberian Students Association of Ghana and serves as a board members of several nonprofits in and out of Liberia. He also holds strong ties with the World Youth Alliance. Wilfred is a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow and an alumni of the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and holds a Master of Philosophy(MPhil) Degree in Development Finance, a Master in Health Economics and Financing and Bachelor of Science Degree (Honors) in Business Administration. He also a winner of the Albert Einstein/ UN Scholarship.
Zeon has tremendous management and leadership experiences in his service to God and men. He has served on key leadership and Management positions at the Ministry of Youth and Sports; Liberia, Partners in Health Liberia, Medical Assistance Program International – Liberia, the Success Consult International, the Center for Christian Leadership and Counseling, an affiliate of the Flowers School of Technology and Management, Accra Ghana. He also volunteered with the Internal Revenue Service, Ghana, and the Liberia Youth Initiatives for Self-Empowerment, the Population Caring Organization, and the Liberian Students Association of Ghana. He also holds strong ties with the World Youth Alliance.
In fulfilling his own concept about the opportunity of giving, Zeon co-founded the Helping Hands Network (www.2hnet.org); an educational local not-for-profit, along with his best friend Tilman Hartwig. He has been an active infopreneur, educationist, inspirational speaker and development worker for the past ten years. The motive behind this site is to share his stories, writings, and projects. This site will provoke you into action. The principles and stories you will come across here will add something significant to your life.
Mr. J. Wilfred Zeon is equipped to inspire you for essence. He’s an alumni of the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honors) in Business Administration from the University College of Management Studies through the Albert Einstein/ UN Scholarship.
Tilman is an assistant professor and lecturer committed to help people in different parts of the world. He was very influential in the design and implementation of our Subject Mastery Mobile Teaching Training Project. He holds a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as professor at the University of Tokyo. Besides his lectureships at two German universities, he has organized several workshops for teachers in Ghana and Liberia. His passion for education has seen him lived and stayed with host communities in Liberia and Ghana. He has given public lectures on astrophysics and scientific writing at the University of Liberia. These lectures remain the foundation of our faculty exchange program with the University of Liberia. This enables our volunteers to be pro-bono guest lecturers at the University as way of enhancing their experience about college education in Liberia.
Adaeze Ibik is a PhD student of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada. She earned her bachelors and masters degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is passionate about science education in Africa especially for the less privileged communities and girls. Adaeze supports the Helping Hands Network as lecturer in astronomy and educational consultant.
Fabian is passionate about supporting people in developing their God-given potential in any circumstances. He supports different initiatives around the globe, e.g.,
in Uganda, Liberia, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark.
He believes education is a key driver of sustainable development. Since joining the Helping Network in 2014, he has been an integral part of this movement. He initiated the trainer-of-trainers
approach of the Teach Liberia Project and leads the organization's Essential Educational Supplies Initiative. At the 2014 Edition of Annual Teachers Refresher Workshop, he was gowned and named
"the Paramount Chief of Experimental Science Education in Liberia" by over 200 teachers who benefited from the training.