Cultural and traditional circumstances caused twelve-year-old Comfort to not complete her school year. She was retained in the 1st grade because she had to enroll in the traditional school associated with her tribe and ethnicity. The “Sandy Bush” is a six-month experience that teaches good citizenship skills, discernment of gifts, utilization of natural products to construct livelihood improvement items, etc. In a nutshell, the Sandy Bush prepares adolescent girls for womanhood. Many parents opt to not send their children to traditional schools and rather favor formal schooling options. Comfort’s mother is a traditionalist. Thanks to GPA sponsors for giving Comfort another chance to achieve her dream of sustained school enrollment. Sponsored by: Renetta Patrick
Meet Comfort, who has been generously sponsored by Renetta Patrick. She is 11 years old and in the 1st grade this year. She lives in Gehwee Town, Liberia with her mother. Comfort is the top student in her class, but her mother cannot afford to send her to school on a regular basis. She’s been going to school about every other year. Her interests are learning and she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. She told the GPA team that she wants to make a lot of money, so she or her mother don’t have to suffer.