During our follow up visit with Mayama, she came across as withdrawn and reserved. She was not talking much but had a keen sense of observation; readily answering questions with a nod or a shake of her head. Reading was her best subject. She’s still not sure what she wants to be when she grows up. GPA is happy to walk alongside her as she quietly, but intentionally, pursues her education. Sponsored by: Donations from General Funds
Thanks to the generous donation from Stephen Bablitch, Mayama 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. Mayama was kept in her current grade level of K-1 grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her grandmother and does not know what she wants to be when she grows up.
Meet Mayama, who has been generously sponsored by an Anonymous donor (Mohamad). She is 6 years old and in the K-2 grade this year. She lives in Zorgowee, Liberia with her grandmother. Mayama was being raised by her single father. He passed away suddenly in his sleep when Mayama was about 3 years old. After his death, his mother took Mayama and her siblings to raise. Unfortunately, the grandmother is unemployed and could not afford to send Mayama to school. Her interests are playing with her siblings and she is not sure what she wants to be when she grows up.