Victoria was promoted to Kindergarten-2! Her favorite subject is English. Her favorite pastime is cooking. Her favorite dish is torbogee stew with rice. Torbogee is a pungent, fermented stew made with a variety of vegetable and meat options. She continues to live with her aunt and wants to be a nurse one day. Sponsored by: Joyce Jorgensen
Thanks to the generous donation from Joyce Jorgensen, Victoria has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. She received an incomplete for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Liberia had irregular school schedules. 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. Victoria was kept in her current grade level of K-1 for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her aunt and still wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Thanks to the generous donation from Joyce Jorgensen, Victoria has been re-enrolled into school for the 2020/2021 school year. She is in the kindergarten-1 grade this year and still continues to live with her aunt. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Nurses and health care workers in general are sorely needed in Liberia where access to medical care is challenged by a limited number of health facilities and workers. GPA is honored to walk alongside Victoria and encourage her dream of becoming a nurse.
Meet Victoria, who has been generously sponsored by Frederick & Bulleh Norkeh. She is 8 years old and is going to school for the first time this year in ABC. Victoria lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with her aunt. Victoria’s mother passed away while in childbirth when Victoria was 2 years. Victoria’s father, whom she was living with, passed away in 2015. She is currently living with her aunt who has children of her own and could not afford to send Victoria to school. She hopes to be a nurse when she grows up. (Please note: We were unable to get a picture of Victoria this year because she had a bad case of pink eye and we sent her home with her school materials).