Lucia Toe

Pupil, Liberia

Lucia reading at home

My name is Lucia Toe I am ten years and live in Liberia. Our home is in the big forest and a long way from our capital Monrovia. I have never been there. We live in Grand Kru, not far from another country called Ivory Coast. I have friends from there and from Grand Kru. We live together now.

I like to play with my brothers and sisters – we play chase and catch. My papa is called Peter and my mama is named Anita. My Papa says school is very important for me. My Ma goes the palm farm. I see her in the morning and night. She works a lot.

When I was little many of the people died because of the bad sickness, called Ebola. I remember very sad things when it happened. But now we are ok. I pray it is gone.

Lucia with her father

I wake up at 5 with my family, my mama wakes me up. Then I do washing the cups. My Pa gets the water and we have rice for breakfast.

I go to the village school. I am proud that I am learning lots and my Ma says I am learning more than she did when she was a girl. I can do things now that my mama does not know, so I am help to her.

I have three sisters and three brothers, I walk to school with my brother Victor. Then I sweep up in the Grade 1 classroom. Then we sing the national anthem; we pray together.

Lucia walking to school in Gbanken village, Grand Kru County

At school I learn English, social studies, numbers, and things. Today I was learning more maths and the tiger animal. We have lessons all day then it is time to come home to do study.  

English I like the best. I like to read the English books and my English teacher asks me questions and I answer. It is my #GirlSuperPower. I want to read good books because I want to be educated. My friend in the other village she can not read; her school is not teaching her. She is sad. Many children do not even go to school. My Papa tells me I am a lucky girl.

One day, when i finish school I want to be President, I will make people happy when I am President. I want to go to high school and I want to study English.

I know we had a woman who was President, I want to be like her. If I study hard I will be able to work as President, that is what my Bridge teacher says.

Lucia reading at home

I come home after school, take off my uniform, and I read. Sometimes I cook with others, we have rice and meat and palm butter. My Ma and Pa ask me many things. At 8pm it is bedtime.

My Papa says I am learning good because my teachers now have computers to help them with the lessons. I like my teachers and they help me every day.   

I like my uniform I never had one before, but now I am very smart and people know that I am learning. I wear it every day and my Mama say I look very smart. My school is called Bridge, it makes me happy.

I feel good that I am knowing more each day and that when I am bigger I will be able to help people. I want to help people here at home. To help I must study hard. I have the chance.

Lucia and her youngest brother Victor outside their family home
Download WordPress Themes
Download Nulled WordPress Themes
Download WordPress Themes
Download Premium WordPress Themes Free
lynda course free download
download coolpad firmware
Premium WordPress Themes Download

More about Bridge Liberia

Read about our Impact: Liberia

Learn more about Bridge Liberia