Age: 12 years

Home Town: Gbarnga

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Grade: 2

#of Brothers: 1

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More About Rodger

Rodger Gueh is a 9 year old disabled child with a condition called Dwarfism. Rodger was born with this condition.Rodger has difficulties walking. Rodger’s feet are twisted. He speaks very clearly. Despite his medical problems, Rodger is a smart and happy kid.

Rodger’s parents are casual laborers and with the little funds. His mother cooks for a neighbor to earn money and the father is unemployed. Due to the limited family funds, they were unable to send Rodger to school. However, Rodger’s Dream of going to school came true in 2017 when Rodger met David Dionisi, Bruce Stewart and students at the Junipero Serra School in Carmel, California. Rodger benefited from a school fundraiser and was immediately put into school. Today he’s in is the First Grade. Rodger is very grateful to Teach Peace Foundation and his mother, Tutu, was so moved by the act of kindness that she cried tears of joy. 

Rodger’s hopes to have a sponsor to help him with food, clothing and the cost of going to school next year.

You can learn more about Rodger and Liberia in the Teach Peace book, Liberia’s Special Friend.