October 2022: Lovena received a TRIPLE PROMOTION from third to six grade! She was so excited to let us know “your help did not go in vain”. At seventeen years old, Lovena is determined to achieve a double promotion this school year. The older she gets, the more determined she is to catchup with her age-appropriate grade level, Thanks, amazing sponsors, for walking alongside Lovena and her family. Sponsored by: Jennifer Parker
Thanks to the generous donation from Jennifer Parker, Lovena 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. Lovena was kept in her current grade level of 3rd grade for the upcoming school year. She continues to live with her driver and still wants to be a aunt when she grows up.
Thanks to the generous donation from Jennifer Parker, Lovena has been re-enrolled into school for the 2020/2021 school year. She is in the 3rd grade this year. She was absent during registration but her materials were left with administration to be given upon her return. She still wants to be a driver when she grows up. She continues to live with her aunt.
Thanks to the generous donation from Jennifer Parker, Lovina has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that Lovina’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. Princess’ grandmother passed away about 3 months ago.
We are pleased to announce that Lovena was promoted to the 2nd grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Michelle Del Pino, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student the gift of education through Girl Power Africa.
Meet Lovena, who has been generously sponsored by Michelle Del Pino. She is 12 years old and in the 1st grade this year. She lives in Gbobayee, Liberia with her aunt. Lovena’s father died in a goldmine when it collapsed on him. She lives with her aunt who has very limited income to support her and her family. The aunt has been having a difficult time sending Lovena to school. Lovena hopes to be a driver when she grows up.
Photos of Lovena Throughout The School Years:
Published on Jan 06 2019
Last Updated on Jan 22 2023
Categories: Our Students