Oretha struggled with an ongoing illness during most of her school year and her attendance dropped. She was retained in first grade. She was disappointed that she was not promoted; especially because she got a double promotion last year due to great academic performance. Her health condition has improved. Disappointed, but ready for a challenge, Oretha is looking forward to going back to school. Thanks to GPA’s amazing sponsors for giving Oretha a chance to go back to improve her academic performance and move forward with her life goals. Feisty little one she is! It’s not usual for Liberian girls to stray into male dominated vocational areas but Oretha is determined she will someday be a mechanic! Sponsored by: Masako Lackey
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.
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.