Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016!
As the old saying goes "no news is good news," especially for our students in Liberia. Just a year ago, schools and most public buildings were shuttered due to the Ebola outbreak. In direct contrast, our girls have finished the first half of the 2015-16 school year, enjoyed their holiday break and happily returned to school without interruption.
Five of our sponsored students are on-target to graduate from secondary school this spring: Abigail Gainda, Benetor Gbessay, Comfort Zlauwogue, Jessica Ansumana and Mercy Jaetor. It has been a long road for these and all the Girls Ed students and we are so proud of their determination to finish their educations.
And hats off to their parents, who not only give their daughters a gentle push when needed, but also advocate -- loudly -- for more scholarships for other deserving girls in their communities. We'd love to honor their wishes, but we need your help. For the price of a weekly coffee habit, you could set up a re-curring monthly donation to help give educational opportunities to other girls in Liberia.
Many thanks for all you do!