CRM Director Sam Kargbo sent these wonderful pictures of children graduating from the CRM elementary school that serves orphans at CRM and children in the surrounding community. The children pictured in their graduation garb will continue their schooling at a community high school in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia where CRM is located.
The great pictures also held good news from a CRM alum who has been introduced in previous entries on this blog. Hawa, a war orphan who was raised at the CRM orphanage, is the lovely young woman pictured with one of the gowned graduates. She has served as a role model, big sister and best friend to other children at CRM since she arrived as an orphaned toddler. Hawa enters University of Liberia in December to begin pre-nursing studies to eventually reach her career goal of resident health care professional for CRM. Graduation at CRM was really a great event for all!
The pictures were accompanied by the following message from CRM Director Sam Kargbo:
"Greetings and best wishes to you all. Please find attached photos of the July, 2009 graduation at CRM. This is all because you care."
Sniff, sniff - sentimental and touching - just like in-person graduations!