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Josiah’s perseverance has paid off! Despite facing setbacks, including being retained in seventh grade last year, he successfully advanced to the eighth grade. When asked about the challenges he has overcome, Josiah reflects on his experience living as a handicap, expressing gratitude to Girl Power for believing in him despite his condition. Determined to enhance his life and his family’s future, Josiah takes on the responsibility of being the “Chief Cleaner” at school, ensuring that the grounds are tidy before classes begin. Proud of his role, Josiah approaches it with seriousness and dedication.

We celebrate Josiah’s achievements and his unwavering commitment to self-improvement. He continues to reside with his mother and maintains his aspiration to work with computers. With an eye toward the future, Josiah envisions using his IT skills to make a positive impact on the world.



In spite of his best efforts, Josiah was retained in 7thgrade.  His teachers advised Josiah obtains the support of a tutor.  It is not clear what circumstances led to his inability to pass but one thing that stood out was Josiah wanted another chance.  Thanks to GPA amazing partner support network for believing in second chances for all people.  Sponsored by:  Thrivent 

October 2019


Thanks to the generous donation from Greg & Kristin Sanden, Josiah has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019-2020 school year. 

June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Josiah was promoted to 5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Lori Fischer Hall and family, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education. 



Josiah has been generously re-sponsored by Lori Fischer Hall and family. He is 15 years old and was promoted to the 4th grade this year. He lives in Gbapa, Liberia with his mother. 



Meet Josiah, who has been generously sponsored by Lori Fischer Hall and family.  He is 14 years old and in the 3rd  grade this year. He lives in Gbapa, Liberia with his mother. Since the death of Josiah’s father, he has been unable to go to school due to the lack of finances.  His interests are telling jokes and he hopes to be a computer analyst when he grows up.

Photos of Josiah Throughout The School Years: