The Helping Hands Network is a nonprofit committed to engaging and transforming societies through education. We recognized that proper education of a child centers on a triangular paradigm with the teachers on one side, the parents, society and students on the other hand.
We see each as a key stakeholder. However, we believe a proper and long lasting engagement with teachers would impact the students, parents and the society at large. We see the teachers as the 'servants'. So we serve the teachers by empowering them to serve the students.
we are aware of the severe competition in the search for donor funds. So we place premium on sustainability. As such, we use the following as our benchmarks to ensure our interventions are sustainable.
Wilfred J. Zeon has over 9 years of experience working with nonprofits specifically focusing on education and health. Currently, he is the Deputy Finance Director at Partners In Health (PIH); a US based nonprofit working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen health systems in Liberia. In this role, he supports the Liberia Leadership team with the financial operations of the organization; building functional systems, ensuring strategic allocations of resources, etc. Besides this paid Job, Wilfred is the Co-founder of the Helping Hands Network; a charity he founded along with his long time friend Tilman that supports education by working with teachers to improve their subject mastery skills. Early last year, he and his team reached 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 as a teenager. He experienced and survived poverty at firsthand. 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, blogging and writing to inspire people to chase dreams despite their backgrounds.
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. Wilfred is 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow and 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 establishment of the Subject Mastery Workshop project under the ‘Help a School 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.
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 MSc degree in Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and believes that education is one of the key drivers of sustainable development.
Since the 2014 workshops for teachers, he is part of the Helping Hands Network and initiated the trainer-of-trainers approach and the Essential Educational Supplies program.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and has opted for another Bachelor in Agriculture as a result of his interest in global agriculture affairs. He also has several experiences in microfinance projects in African communities as he has worked with different women groups during his volunteering days in Ghana. His passion and interest is to improve the lives of children and people in needy communities.