September 2021: Thanks to the generous donation from Kimberly O’Donnell, Evelyn 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. Evelyn was kept in her current grade level of K2 grade for the upcoming school year. She is now living with her aunt and still wants to be a teacher when she grows up. When we have arrived in Evelyn’s town for our distributions this year, the aunt who Evelyn lives with told us that Evelyn was in “wish, voodoo… the dark world”. We had the given the aunt a serious warning to not tarnish little Evelyn’s reputation and limit her ability to succeed. The aunt had promised to listen to our advice. The school principal and others in the town will keep an eye on the situation and let us know if any action needs to be taken.
September 2020: Thanks to the generous donation from Kimberly O’Donnell, Evelyn has been re-enrolled into school for the 2020/2021 school year. She has received a double promotion and is in the K-2 grade this year. She still wants to be a teacher when she grows up and she continues to live with her sister.
2019: Meet Mah (Evelyn), who has been generously sponsored by Maureen Rowe. She is 7 years old and is going to school for the first time this year. Mah lives in Gbapa, Liberia with her older sister. After the death of Mah’s father, her unemployed, widowed mother had given Mah to her 20-year-old sister who is now living on her own to help support Mah. Unfortunatly, Mah’s sister is struggling to make ends meet for she and her 3-year-old son. Therefore, the sister has been unable to send Mah to school. She hopes to be a teacher when she grows up.