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June 2019: We are pleased to announce that Josephine was promoted to the 2nd grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Shannon, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.

2018:  Meet Josepine Gono, who has been generously sponsored by Shannon Thielman. She is 10 years old, in the 1st grade and lives with her widow mother in Gehwee, Liberia. Since the death of Josesphine’s father, her mother has been struggling to support Josepine and her 4 siblings. Last year, the children did not go to school. Josephine hopes to be a teacher when she grows up.