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June 2019: We are pleased to announce that Janet was promoted to the K2 for the 2018-2019 school year. Heather, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.


2018:  Please meet Janet, who has been generously sponsored by Heather O’Brienn. She is 8 years old and in the kindergarten1 this year. Janet lives in New Yekepa, Liberia with her grandmother. Janet’s mother died during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Although the family said that the mother did not have Ebola, the clinic treated her mother as an Ebola patient and was put into isolation where she died. Seeing her mother being abandoned and practically left to died has an everlasting effort on little Janet. Since the death of her mother, she has been unable to go to school as her grandmother could not afford to send her to school. She hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.