Jennifer Suma Tharmu and Emmanuel “Nabs” M. Nabieu reflect on their shared and individual experiences of being rescued orphans living in a good orphanage, and the good and bad legacies of that childhood.
Certified Nursing Assistant at Medstar Hospital.
One of the first 40 children recruited and taken to live in the Child Rescue Centre Orphanage at the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War. Jennifer stayed at the orphanage for 10 years. She got access to education, healthcare, and food while also missing connecting with her mom, siblings, and extended family and community. Jennifer is now a care leader that advocates for children to be cared for in safe, loving families.
Listen to Jennifer shares her journey of transformation and struggle of adaptation.