During its four-week Vacation Enrichment Program, the Kids Engagement Education Project (KEEP) had several volunteers come by to work with the children in various capacities. Due to lack of basic supplies, these kids do not have arts and crafts as part of their regular educational activities during the academic year, so we’ve been introducing many of them to simple arts and craft activities.

A group of professionals from diverse backgrounds that form a part of the Amos Lodge No. 10 Masonic Lodge came by during one Saturday session to work with these children from less privileged backgrounds and quite low income homes.

They volunteered several hours teaching the kids how to do some fun arts and craft activities and we were pleasantly surprised when the head for the lodge, Mr. Karl Smith turned out to have some “mad” art skills and taught the kids step by step how to draw a turtle and cat. Brother Wil Bako Freeman who also showed his craft skills when he helped several of the kids design some amazing crafts.

It’s always fulfilling to see professionals come by to support leaving an indelible mark in these kids’ lives. They will remember this. So will we at #KEEP. DSC_0750 (1024x683)

The Lodge donated U$1,200 towards the vacation school program which covered costs like snacks for the kids, production of worksheets, transportation stipend for the teachers, paint and art supplies, etc.

Amos Lodge No. 10 is one of fourteen active Subordinate Lodges operating under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Liberia. The Grand Lodge of the Republic of Liberia is the one and only governing authority of Freemasonry in the country and it is presided over by the Grand Master of Masons of the Republic of Liberia, Most Worshipful Brother James E. Pierre 33°. Amos Lodge No. 10 hails from St. John River City in Grand Bassa County. Amos Lodge No. 10 is currently headed by Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Karl R. Smith along with the Senior Warden, Bro. James A. A. Pierre II, and the Junior Warden, Bro. Wil Bako Freeman 33°.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organizations. Freemasonry aims to instill in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.