Our mission is to help African dtudents succeed at school. We do this by building more schools and providing tuition and other financial assistance to underprivileged students.
WeHASS was founded by John and Delphine Hicks. In September 2018 the couple, using their own resources, built and opened the first High School in a rural area of the Ivory Coast in West Africa. The school is located between the village of Dahiri and the small town of Lakota. It is deprived of modern electricity, water and internet systems. Because it lacks transportation for the students, the underprivileged children that WeHASS helps must walk miles to school and miles back to their village in the dark each schoolday.
Erika obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences at California State University Los Angeles while working as a pharmacy technician. She is ready to share her knowledge in pharmacy, nutrition, and now as a registered dietitian around the world.
She has been actively supportive in building a high school for underprivileged students in the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast is a French speaking country located in West Africa. Erika joined WeHASS (We Help African Students Succeed) and she intends to travel to Africa to be closer to the children she cares for.
Erika worked with the WIC (Women-Infants-Children) program, a Non-Profit Organization, in Los Angeles and is now a Registered Dietitian(RDN) at Fresenius Medical Care North America- Iowa State university.