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October 2022


Otis was promoted to 5th grade! He is the president of his class and tutors his classmates for a small fee.  His favorite subject is English, and he still wants to be a doctor one day.  Sponsored by:  Barbara Ernst

October 2019


Thanks to the generous donation from Paula Schuette, Otis has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019/2020 school year. 

June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Otis was promoted to the 2nd grade for the 2018/2019 school year! Trina Kluever Pauli, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.

September 2018


Otis is 9 years old and in the 1st grade this year! He has been generously sponsored by Trina Kluever Pauli. He lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with his mother.  

September 2017


Otis was promoted to the Kindergarten-2! Oftentimes, in Liberia, when parents are emotionally and/or financially unable to address the care of a child the family members are saddled with the responsibility of raising the child. This was the case with Otis. He was given to his aunt, who lives out of town, to support him as his mom is having difficulties providing for her and her children. However, after a few months he was homesick and missed his sister so badly that he came back to his mom. He told us, he would rather not eat some days than live far away from his sister. Sponsored by: Bob and Julie Lyons-Speropulos

September 2016


Meet Otis, who has been generously sponsored by Bob and Julie Lyons-Speropulos. He is 7 years old and is in kindergarten-1 this year.  He lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with his mother. Since the death of Otis’ father 2 years ago, his unemployed mother has been struggling to  provide much beyond the basics for living: food and shelter. She is unable to afford school. Otis loves his sister and she is always by his side. His interests are playing with his sister and he hopes to be a doctor when he grows up.

Photos of Otis Throughout The School Years: