Saye was promoted to first grade! When we visited his town, he was not at registration, as it was reported he was in the “sick bush”. Sick bush is a term used when someone is ill and taken for extended treatment by an herbalist. Regrettably, many parents cannot afford to take their children or themselves to a health center. One has to consider transport to and from the facility (as there are no nearby options) and the cost of diagnostics, treatment, and medications. This can easily wipe out a family’s fragile or non-existent savings. GPA left Saye’s sponsorship packages with school authorities along with greetings of our best wishes for his recovery. Sponsored by: James Barker
Thanks to the generous donation from James Barker, Saye has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. He received an incomplete for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Liberia had irregular school schedule. This combined with the lack of technology in the schools, some schools made the decision to keep students in their current grade level for the 2021-2022 school year. Saye was kept in his current grade level of K-2 grade for the upcoming school year. He continues to live with his grandmother and still wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
Meet Saye, who has been generously sponsored by Monique Johnson. He is 10 years old and is in the K-2 grade this year. He lives in Borsonnor Town, Liberia with his grandmother. Saye is an albino and because of his condition and appearance, his father abandoned him. One of the teachers at the school told our team: “Saye father was so embarrassed that he made a child like Saye. He never wanted to be seen with him. He told people Saye will be a nobody. He’s just a waste of human being.” Well, GPA is honored to walk alongside a sweet and smart child, like Saye, on his educational journey and give him a better opportunity at life. His interests are to fix motorbikes and he wants to be a teacher when he grows up.