Helena was retained in 1st grade. We are not sure why she was retained but we are certain that she deserves another chance. GPA supports second chances for our sponsored students who survive and thrive in the face of challenged livelihood circumstances. She still wants to be a business woman one day. Sponsored by: Collen Hansen
Thanks to the generous donation from Colleen Hansen, Helena has been re-enrolled in school for the 2021/2022 school year. She received an incomplete for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Liberia had irregular school schedules. This combined with the lack of technology in the schools, some schools made the decision to keep students in their current grade level for the 2021/2022 school year. Helena was kept in her current grade level of 1st grade for the upcoming school year. She still wants to be a businesswoman when she grows up.
Nine-year-old Helena was promoted to the 1st grade! Her favorite subject is math and her teacher reports she’s doing great in her school lessons. Thanks to the generous donation from Colleen Hansen, Helena has been re-enrolled in school for the 2020/2021 school year. She still wants to be a businesswoman when she grows up and continues to live with her mother.
Thanks to the generous donation from Colleen Hansen, Helena has been re-enrolled in school for the 2019/2020 school year.
We are pleased to announce that Helena was promoted to the Kindergarten-2 for the 2018/2019 school year. Trina Kluever Pauli, thank you for your sponsorship and for giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.
Helena has been generously sponsored by Trina Kluever Pauli. She is seven years old and in kindergarten-1 this year. She lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with her mother.
Helena was retained in ABC due to inconsistent attendance. Helena and her brother, Otis, are “attached at the hip” since she was born. Her big brother loves and protects her and they do everything together. Oftentimes, in Liberia, when parents are emotionally and/or financially unable to address the care of a child the family members are have the responsibility of raising the child. This was the case with Otis. He was given to his aunt, who lives out of town, to support him as his mom is having difficulties providing for her and her children. This seperation brought little Helena into a deep depression, which caused her to miss school often. But we are happy to announce that Otis has returned back to his sister and mother and they are all living together again. Helena was beaming with joy at our interview and very excited for school.
Meet Helena, who has been generously sponsored by Bob and Julie Lyons-Speropulos. She is 5 years old and is going to school for the first time this year, in ABC. She lives in Sanniquellie, Liberia with her mother. Since the death of Helena’s father 2 years ago, her unemployed mother has been struggling to support her and her family and couldn’t afford to send her children to school. Helena’s interests are playing with her brother, and she hopes to be a business woman when she grows up.
Photos of Helena Throughout The School Years:
Published on Dec 31 2018
Last Updated on Feb 19 2023
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