Dear Girls Education International supporters,
We just received a project update from our Common Ground Society program manager, our partner NGO in Liberia:
"All 47 girls in the Girls Education Liberia program took took their national exams for grades 6, 9 and 12 this spring. The results for the 12th Graders will be received in early June. Once the results are posted, the graduation date will be announced for all that passed the exam. We are hopeful that all 10 of our 12th graders will pass and graduate. We will be invited to the graduation program and are planning on taking video and photos to share with you. We are also hoping to spend some time with the girls and their families at that time. Similar to graduation traditions in the United States, in Liberia there is a graduation ceremony where the graduates wear a ceremonial gown, march across stage, and get their diplomas/certificates. "
I cannot tell you how gratifying it will be to have this oldest group of girls, whom we have been supporting since 2008, graduate from high school. National exams are very difficult and, unlike exams in U.S. middle and high schools, cover years of schoolwork. These girls face tremendous adversity and poverty and it is a joy to have supported their schooling over the years.
On behalf of the girls and the Girls Education International Board of Directors, I thank you for your support of this program. Your donation is truly changing lives!