Catherine was promoted to the 1st grade! She has been re-enrolled into school for the 2022/2023 school year. She continues to live with her aunt and still wants to be a doctor when she grows up. With less than 500 doctors serving a population of 4.5 million people, Liberian households often experience fatalities due to treatable illnesses. Children aspiring to become doctors is a worthy cause. Sponsored by: Joyce Jorgensen
Thanks to the generous donation from Joyce Jorgensen, Catherine 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 schedules. 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. Catherine was kept in her current grade level of Kindergarten-2 grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her aunt and still wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
Meet Catherine, who has been generously sponsored by Joyce Jorgensen on behalf of the estate of Dennis Valstad. She is 9 years old and is in the Kindergarten-2 grade this year. She lives in Sopea, Liberia with her aunt. Her mother abandoned her after she had been accused of poisoning her husband’s second wife (who later died). A sad situation that also left Catherine parentless. Her interests are cooking and she hopes to be a doctor when she grows up.