Our vision is to convey social values, hope and joie de vivre to children and young people. In this way we want to achieve a positive change in their behaviour with an effect on a better future.
This day care centre and preschool is open to children aged 2-13. The pre-school program includes the teaching of positive social behaviour, reading, writing and the four basic arithmetic operations. Playing, singing and handicrafts complete the curriculum. The adjoining playground is also available for the children.
Currently, 64 children visit the MAGIF COMMUNITY SCHOOL every day. The children are divided into three groups according to their age:
Group 1: Children aged 2 to 4 years (20 children);
Group 2: Children aged 5-7 years (24 children)
Group 3: Children aged 8-13 years. Some of the children come to us at the age of 10 or 11 and need special care. They have never held a pen or a handle and often suffer from lack of concentration. The children are looked after and taught by four young women, three of whom are teachers. They visit the teacher training centre in the afternoon and on Saturdays. A social worker has been employed since April 2018; his salary is financed by WHH. A cleaner and a security guard are responsible for the maintenance of the premises. Two cooks, financed by Welthungerhilfe, prepare the daily meal.
This service is offered to the population free of charge and made possible by the non-governmental organization Liberia e.V. -Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe-, Essen, (www.Liberia e.V.).
The feeding programme, which is financed by Welthungerhilfe, enables some children to have at least one daily meal.
The rented building also served as a meeting place in the afternoon. The young people of the community meet daily either for common sports or lessons under the direction of the social worker. Visits to the National Museum, library or the sea were also carried out. Visits to authorities and workshops followed in order to gain an insight into their tasks. Due to the EBOLA epidemic, the youth programme was interrupted. From March this year, the program was resumed.
Furthermore, a tailoring course for the population will be offered free of charge in this rented building, which will take place twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) in the afternoon.
26 children who previously attended the MAGIF COMMUNITY SCHOOLwill be able to attend the formal school. This includes 11 children; who are sponsored by the Freundeskreis Ingrid Bugla Liberia e.V., five by private sponsors and 10 children, the school attendance is financed by the non-governmental organization Pro Liberia From Street to School e.V., Munich. In addition, there are our eight girls who have a home in the MAGIF CENTER.