Maroline was promoted to kindergarten-1! She has been re-enrolled into school for the 2022/2023 school year. As per our interview with Maroline, it was noted that she experienced difficulties in speaking Liberia’s national language, English. Maroline’s first language (Mano) is one of Liberia’s many tribal affiliated languages. It can be difficult for little ones like Maroline to transition from speaking her familiar language to speaking English. Sponsored by: Lori Fischer Hall
Thanks to the generous donation from Lori Fischer Hall, Maroline 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. Maroline was kept in her current grade level of ABC grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her uncle and still wants to be a business woman when she grows up.
Meet Maroline, who has been generously sponsored by Lori Fischer Hall. She is 5 years old and is going to school for the first time in ABC. She lives in Gbayden, Liberia with her uncle and his family. Maroline’s mother passed away when she was 2 years old from a snake bite. About a year ago, her father left town with another woman and has not been heard from since. She is now living with her unemployed uncle who cannot afford to send her to school. Her interests are playing with her doll, and she hopes to be a business woman when she grows up.