Keziah (18) headed off yesterday for her very first day of adult education at our community college. She walked herself to the bus stop, transfered buses once and made it to her class, through her class and back home again. This is a major accomplishment for a girl who's been in this country not quite three years!
Keziah is taking one English class at the community college and still homeschooling as well. Our hope is that she will eventually be able to take GED prep classes and earn her GED. Academics are a struggle for all three of our Liberian children, but all three are making progress. Its slow and painful at times, but they are making progress.
Keziah would love to do hair, and she's very talented, but every school or program we've looked into requires either a GED or high school diploma.
It was fun to hear Keziah's stories about her big day. She made several friends apparently, chatting with people on the bus and while waiting at the stops. One of her bus drivers told her he just brought four children home from Liberia three days ago!
And Keziah got homework. Can you imagine?! And on her very first day, too.