September 2021: Thanks to the generous donation from Masako Lackey, Oretha has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. She received a double promotion and is now in the 1st grade this year. She still wants to be a mechanic when she grows up. She continues to live with her grandmother.

September 2020:  Meet Oretha, who has been generously sponsored by Parker & Michelle Connelly. She is 8 years old and is in the K-1 grade this year. She lives in Suakazue Town, Liberia with her grandmother.  Her father died of alcohol poisoning and her mother abandoned her. The grandmother is old and sick and unable to feed or care for them. Her interests are making things work better and she hopes to be a mechanic when she grows up.