HISTORY OF ST. TERESA'S EDUCATION FUND

S. T. E. F.

a tradition of giving back

St. Teresa's Education Fund (STEF) was a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1986 by a group of dedicated alumnae of St. Teresa's Convent in Monrovia, Liberia.

The organization was borne out of an urgent need to assist the school with ready cash to make it operational and to provide space for students who could not attend other schools due to frequent closures, undedicated teachers and lack of finance.

The former principal of over 40 long years, Mother Anulpha, made an urgent appeal in October 1986 for financial assistance in order to keep the school doors open. STEF was a direct outgrowth of that appeal. It was an organization comprised of Liberians and friends of Liberia, dedicated to providing academic opportunities and the reconstruction of educational institutions and facilities in the war-torn Liberia.

fund objective

St. Teresa's Educational Fund objectives were to expand the present campus facilities as follows:

  • Provide limited scholarships for college education

  • Provide a science laboratory for the high school

  • Construct a $65,000 (USD) school building commencing in 1995

  • Provide a library for the elementary school

  • Assist programs and projects of benefit to Liberian children

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

  • Kolu K. Baysah - President

  • Janet Green- Hadad - Vice President

  • Williametta Knuckles-Venn - Treasurer

  • Edith George-Thomas - Social Secretary

  • Charles Pasea - Program Secretary

advisory board

  • Neh Dukuly-Tolbert

  • Dah Dukuly-Sherman

  • Veronica Gates

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Built and furnished a new elementary school

  • Extended the high school complex

  • Raised $3 million for welfare of children of Liberia

  • Shipped $25,000 worth of school supplies

  • Donated $10,000 to organizations for charitable causes

QUOTE

"Our school is located in a coconut plantation, beside and part of the grounds is swampy. A wall collapsed on a Sunday because of the torrential rain and the poor swampy foundation eroded away. We have raised funds and rebuilt it with a very firm cement foundation and steel rod pillar support."

REPLENISHING THE SOURCE OF OUR PROSPERITY IS OUR OBLIGATION TO HUMANITY

6th Grade Class at STC in 1987

Repair work on the wall that collapsed at STC

Kindergarten class at STC in 1987

STC's high school students with Mother Anulpha

TO THE WOMEN OF STEF...

WE SAY THANK YOU

SFAA'S NOTE

The information on this page was culled from a brochure published by STEF in 1992. We republished this information with the following in mind:

  • To honor these distinguished Friskies and supporters of St. Teresa's Convent for their extraordinary example of philanthropy

 

  • To preserve their history in this space

  • To inform our audience of the important role STEF played in supporting STC

 

  • To inspire others to follow in STEF's tradition of giving back to our alma mater

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