Ruth is 7 years old and is a 1st grader at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. Her best subject is reading and she really enjoys studying her lessons every day.
Ruth’s father died in 2019 leaving her mother to raise Ruth and her three brothers alone. Her mother sells coal to pay rent to help the family survive and Ruth often helps her sell coal when she’s not at school.
Ruth is among a small percentage of girls in rural Liberia with access to a quality education. Liberia has one of the highest levels of out-of-school children in the world and continuing her studies at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy will allow Ruth to beat the odds and become the nurse she wants to be when she grows up.