With funding from SPIE, Helping Hands Network conducted the 2023 Edition of Teachers Refresher Workshop for 2 weeks at her new Teachers Resource Center in Paynesville, Liberia. A total of 19 teachers participated and were awarded Certificates of Participation.
Together with the "Center for Science Education" and support from SPIE, we organized an optics workshop for 15 teachers. Thanks a lot to Jackson Mahn and his Team from the "Center for Science Education" for their work and SPIE for financial support.
We supported the University of Liberia with handwashing stations, thermometers, and disinfectant to fight Covid-19 and to keep the university open. More information: Frontpage Africa
We successfully completed the teacher workshop with 61 participants. Thank you very much for your support! "Frontpage Africa" is one of the leading newspapers in Liberia reported about our trainings: See here.
Fundraising for our Teacher Workshops this summer: GoFundMe
Helping Hands Co-Founder, J. Wilfred Zeon was part of the 700 young African leaders selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship; a prestigious fellowship funded by the US State Department that brings young leaders who are driving change in their respective countries in Africa to the United to participate in an 8 weeks intensive training and networking. While in the USA, Wilfred built networks and showcase our work in Liberia. https://www.facebook.com/200165633335836/posts/meet-our-2019-mandela-washington-fellows-j-wilfred-zeon-is-the-deputy-finance-di/2561670950518614/.
The IAU supports us with additional 500€.
The International Astronomical Union supports us with 2000€.
Meeting at University of Liberia. We reached an agreement with the University of Liberia Department of Physics and Mathematics to serve as "in country" facilitators for the annual teachers refresher workshops.
School Experiments project completed.
We have provided Ebola prevention supplies to schools in Liberia.
3 weeks of workshops for science teachers completed.
Registration as NGO in Liberia.