Winter 2014 Newsletter
WATERSHED LIBERIAN EDUCATION FUND January 28, 2014
Liberian Education Fund at Watershed Winter 2013 What have we done? The first semester was very busy. This year over half of the school is involved in LEF. We are funding four students in Liberia: Albert, Mohammed, Love, and Sophia. We meet every other Thursday at lunch, and often have gatherings outside of school to plan, fundraise, meet, or make/bake items to sell. We sold 44 handmade wreaths this annual wreath sale. Thank
From left to right: Louisa, Jerin, Minjung, and Karen collecting balsam fir tips for the wreaths
you so much to everyone who purchased one (or several). We also had a bake sale in downtown Camden during Christmas by
What is in our future?
the Sea, and held mini-bake sales at school every other
Please begin to collect bottles for the
Wednesday. In all, we have raised $1143.03! This is enough to
annual bottle driveâ€“ every bottle counts!
fund four students, and we hope to fund more next year.
We need help bringing bottles to the bottle
We have started this semester with our surprisingly fun and
redemption center; please contact us if you
profitable mini bake sales. LEF at Watershed would not be
are able to help. Also, continue to look out
possible without our dedicated members and the people in the
for our bimonthly Wednesday mini bake
community who support us.
sales. If you would like to make a tax
deductible donation, please email
Warren, Peter, Jillian, Laurel, Karen, Jerin, Heather, Emma,
Brynn, Leslie, Minjung, Lilian (members); Jesse (treasurer);
All help, big and small, makes a difference.
Isabel, and Louisa (co-presidents)
Thank you so much.
Left: past student supported by Watershed, Lucia, at graduation. She hopes to be a nurse someday. Right: new student, Love. She is in 11th grade, and she would like to become a journalist later in life.
Student News Teloe Moore Comes to Maine This January, we had the unique opportunity of meeting Teloe Moore, past high school student and current university student supported by LEF. He works as a student coordinator in Liberia. We had a lunch with Teloe, and several members attended. It was interesting getting to know him and hearing his story. A link to his story can be found here.
A Letter from Albert
✦ Eighty Percent of Liberians live below the
Albert Togbo, one of our students, (bottom right) took this photo at a photo booth, common on the streets of Liberia. He enclosed it with the letter below. LEF is different from other nonprofits in the way that it is much more personal.
✦ Only sixty percent of Liberians over the age of fifteen are literate.
Dear Watershed Students, How are you friends? I hope you are good– I am. Thanks for your support for my schooling, you are really doing well for me, you are like a family member to me, I pray often that after my high school days I wish to pay a visit to meet you. I pray that you prosper in whatever you are doing to generate money for my schooling. Yours Sincerely, Albert Togba
Published on Feb 26, 2014