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Saye has been promoted to the second grade! He worked extremely hard to achieve this, often staying after class for extra help and seeking assistance from his peers when needed. Saye came to GPA registration beaming with joy that he had passed, repeatedly saying, “Thank you for giving me another chance.” Saye still dreams of becoming a pastor one day and continues to live with his grandmother. Sponsored by: Joyce Jorgensen



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.

Photos of Saye Throughout The School Years: