Help a Child is a Christian-based volunteer-run charity that promises to deliver 100% of donated money towards education for the needy.

Dorothy and Clive Bird

Our names are Clive and Dorothy and we are trustees of Help a Child Africa. When fellow trustee Father Sam Ofia arrived in High Wycombe in February 2006 we were very affected by what he told us about life in war-torn Grand Cess, Liberia and Clive took the opportunity to accompany Father Sam on a visit to Grand Cess later in that year. The Help a Child Africa charity came about as a result of this visit. At that time there was no Government education being provided in Grand Cess. The only education was being provided by a privately-run Christian school and that was half-empty due to poverty. The school charged a modest fee to enable the teachers to survive but even that was too much for most people to afford. When we arrived back in the UK we had the idea of filling the 100 empty spaces in the school. Dorothy fully supported the idea and the charity was born.