Saya Doe Sio is an example of a less fortunate child who was able to succeed because of her faith in God, the values her late mother, Annie Doe instilled; and her resilience to thrive amidst misfortune. She was born in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia on the property currently hosting the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy and Family Health Center. Saya immigrated to the United States in August 1998 and has since received her BSC. in Accounting, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
As a child, she walked about five miles to and from school without the prospects of a full meal. However, determined to pursue her educational goals against all odds; Saya studied many nights by using candle or moon light because her home did not have electricity. In 1989, when Saya was fourteen years old, her mother, Annie T. Doe, passed away increasing the odds to overcome.
At an early age, Saya, an instinctive philanthropist championed education and cared for a host of relatives. One great testament of her philanthropic work is Janneh Peters Beedoe; now a successful practicing nurse. Janneh was sponsored by Saya while she attended high school, and through college (1992-2006). Today, Janneh holds a Master Degree in Nursing and is also giving back through the Foundation as the United States Overseer of the Annie Doe Memorial Family Health Center.
In December of 2010, the passion of giving back came alive when Saya visited Liberia with her husband and three children. She had been away from her homeland for over twelve years. On December 30, 2010, when she visited her home town, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, the sight of hundreds of children who lacked the necessary resources to attend schools instantly brought back memories of her early childhood in that very locale.
Saya saw herself in each of those children and said “I am the same as them. The only difference was that I had a mom, though not formerly educated, was determined to beat the odds of poverty to educate me and my eight siblings. As a community crusader, I pledge, to give education to those kids at all costs. I see accountants, doctors, lawyers, etc., and great leaders that can only make a difference in the future and become better corporate citizens like myself, if only they are empowered through education.”
The Annie Doe Foundation humbly ask that you join us in this worthy cause to empower today’s generation for a better tomorrow and make this world a better place for every CHILD and WOMAN. YOUR DONATION can begin the process for empowering disadvantaged communities, one child/woman at a time.