Olinkeh was promoted to second grade and is looking forward to a new school year. Her favorite subject is spelling. Olinkeh is a big help to her father by assisting with fetching water, cooking, and laundry – which are not small tasks. Access to water is limited in villages like Lugbeyee. One has to walk to a nearby creek or flowing stream to fetch water in a bucket and head tote it back to their house. Sponsored by: Lori Fischer Hall
Thanks to the generous donation from Lori Fischer Hall, Victoria 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. Victoria was kept in her current grade level of 1st grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her father and still wants to be a writer when she grows up. Please note: The town was practically deserted due to the outbreak of the Marburg Virus in the neighboring country (Guinea). Therefore, majority of the students from this town were not present to receive their school materials. Their school materials were left with the school authority to be given to our students upon their arrival.
Thanks to the generous donation from Lori Fischer Hall, Olinkeh has been re-enrolled into school for the 2020/2021 school year. She is in the 1st grade this year and still wants to be a writer when she grows up. She continues to live with her father. (Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in their region, Olinkeh was out of town on the day of the 2020/2021 school distribution. Her materials were left with the school authorities).
Meet Olinkeh, who has been generously sponsored by Frederick & Bulleh Norkeh. She is 10 years old and is in K-2 this year. Olinkeh lives in Lugbeyee, Liberia with her father. Olinkeh’s father was in a car accident from which he became paralyzed and has been unable to work to support his family. She hopes to be a writer when she grows up.
Photos of Olinkeh Throughout The School Years:
*The roads leading to Lugbeyee are in extremely poor condition. They consist of dirt roads that are often muddy, particularly during the rainy season, and bridges constructed from wooden blocks. Whenever we visit, we typically encounter challenges such as getting stuck in the mud, having to push the car out, and requiring everyone to exit the vehicle to cross the bridge while hoping to make it safely across.*