September 2021: Thanks to the generous donation from Dana Cvengros, Beatrice has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. She received an incomplete for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Liberia had irregular school schedule. This combined with the lack of technology in the schools, some schools made the decision to keep students in their current grade level for the 2021/2022 school year. Beatrice was kept in her current grade level of 3rd grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her mother and still wants to be a doctor when she grows up. (Please note: The town was practically deserted due to the outbreak of the Marburg Virus in the neighboring Guinea. Therefore, majority of the students from this town were not present to receive their school materials. Their school materials were left with the school authority to be given to our students upon their arrival.)
September 2020: Thanks to the generous donation from Dana Cvengros, Beatrice has been re-enrolled into school for the 2020/2021 school year. She is in the 3rd grade this year and still wants to be a doctor when she grows up. She continues to live with her mother.
2019: Meet Beatrice, who has been generously sponsored by Frederick & Bulleh Norkeh. She is 10 years old and is in the 2nd grade this year. Beatrice lives in Lugbeyee, Liberia with her mother. After their divorce, Beatrice mother who is unemployed could not afford to support all 4 of children. She hopes to be a doctor when she grows up.
*The roads leading to Lugbeyee are in extremely poor condition. They consist of dirt roads that are often muddy, particularly during the rainy season, and bridges constructed from wooden blocks. Whenever we visit, we typically encounter challenges such as getting stuck in the mud, having to push the car out, and requiring everyone to exit the vehicle to cross the bridge while hoping to make it safely across.*