It no surprise that Abetta’s Nagbe’s best subject in school is Health Science since she wants to become a nurse when she grows up. Abetta is 10 years old and in the 4th grade at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. Her father died 6 years ago and she lives near the school with her aunt and her aunt’s seven other children. She fetches water to help the family and loves to play baseball when she’s not in school.
In 2008, five years after the Liberian Civil War ended, Liberia had only 27 nurses per 100,000 people so trained nurses are critically needed to help deliver healthcare services in that country. The free, quality education Abetta receives at the Academy provides her with a path forward to becoming a professional nurse and working on behalf of the impoverished people who desperately need access to healthcare.