Christiana is a 17-year-old, 6th grader who lives with her mother, one sister and two brothers near the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. Her father abandoned the family in 2017 and returned to his native Ghana. They have not heard from him since then.
Christiana loves to sing when she’s not at school and reports that her best subject is Social Studies. She helps her mother at home by fetching water, cooking and cleaning.
Christiana wants to be a banker when she grows up. A sponsorship to continue her education at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy is critical to helping her achieve her goal. Although her mother sells cooking bowls in the market to make ends meet, she is unable to pay Christiana’s school fees without assistance.
Christiana is growing up in a country ravaged by 14 years of Civil War. The impacts of the war, compounded by the 2015 Ebola outbreak, took a toll on the Liberian Education system and it remains significantly behind many other African countries. That’s why sponsoring Christiana’s education is so important as she is among only 44% of students in Liberia currently attending primary school.