Saye was retained in first grade. It was not clear what caused his retainment, but GPA believes in second chances. During our interview, he was very worried about losing his opportunity to go to school. We reminded him that he’s not a failure. The only failure is quitting. He left our conversation excited for school and determined to get to second grade. Saye still wants to be a pastor one day and continues to live with his grandmother. Sponsored by: Joyce Jorgensen
Meet Saye, who has been generously sponsored by Carolyn Grayburn. He is 9 years old and is in the K-1 this year. Saye lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with his grandmother. Saye’s father died from the Ebola virus in 2014. After his father’s death, Saye’s grandmother also got the virus because she was the caregiver of her son (Saye’s father). During that time frame, Saye’s mother left and has never been heard from. The family is hopeful that Saye’s mother is saved and will return someday. He hopes to be a pastor when he grows up.