Josephine was retained in the K-1 grade and has been re-enrolled into school for the 2022/2023 school year. Her teacher reports she is a great student but needs more assistance to make a successful pass to the next grade level. One thing for sure, in spite of the life’s curve balls sent her way, Josephine was very eager to learn and start another school year. The drive to achieve has its own way of overshadowing life’s challenges. She continues to live with her father and still wants to be a beautician when she grows up. Sponsored by: Nancy Kokkonen
Thanks to the generous donation from Nancy Kokkonen, Josephine has been re-enrolled into school for the 2021/2022 school year. She received an incomplete for the 2020/2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Liberia had irregular school schedule. 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. Josephine was kept in her current grade level of K-1 for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her father and still wants to be a beautician when she grows up.
Meet Josephine, who has been generously sponsored by Nancy Kokkonen – Thrivent. She is 7 years old and is in the K-1 this year. She lives in Boapea, Liberia with her father. Her mother died in childbirth. The father is unable to secure a job to get money to feed his family. Her interests are playing with friends and she hopes to be a beautician when she grows up.