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HELENA: S331-BAR

November

2023

Helena has successfully advanced to the fifth grade! Driven by her desire to “make her sponsor proud,” as she expressed during our interview, she achieved excellent grades and attendance. Continuing to live with her aunt, she nurtures her dream of one day becoming a teacher.
Sponsored by: Patty Glennon

October

2022

Helena was promoted to the fourth grade!  Her favorite subject is math. Her teacher reports she’s very smart and a good student. She often helps tutor her classmates and has a positive attitude. She still wants to be a teacher one day and continues to reside with her aunt. 
Sponsored by: Patty Glennon

October 2019

2019

Thanks to the generous donation from Patty Glennon, Helena has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019/2020 school year. Please note: Helena’s hair was shaved off due to the following reason: In some parts of Liberia, women, especially first daughters and wives, are known to shave off their heads when grieving their husbands, mothers, fathers, and grandparent’s death, as a sign of respect to the dead and as a new beginning. Helena’s grandmother passed away about 2 months ago. She is now living with her aunt. Keep Helena in your heart & prayers. 

June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Helena was promoted to the Kindergarten-2 for the 2018/2019 school year. Patty Glennon, thank you for your sponsorship and for giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa. 

September

2018

Meet Helena, who has been generously sponsored by 
Patty Glennon. She is 9 years old and in the kindergarten-1 this year. She lives in Barpa, Liberia with her grandmother. During Helena’s interview, she told Girl Power Africa in Liberian English: “My Ma en Pa deh deform en deh nah wokin. Deh nah have way for sening us to school. I live weh my granma en she nah workn”. (Translation: My mother and father are deformed/disabled, and they are not working. They do not have a way to send us children to school. I am living with my grandma and she’s not working). Helena hopes to be a teacher when she grows up.

Photos of Helena Throughout The School Years: