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October 2022


Sixteen-year-old Marie still dreams of becoming a doctor in spite of seemingly looming odds against her. She is now in fourth grade. Even with her determination and best efforts, Marie has been unable to get a double or triple promotion which helps older students catch up with their age-appropriate grade level.  Her teacher identified Marie is in need of a tutor… option that is not affordable for her uncle whom she lives with. GPA reps encouraged Marie to seek out a student in her community to tutor her…. thereby making affordability more likely. Thanks to GPA’s amazing sponsor network for giving Marie a supportive opportunity to forge ahead with her dream.  Sponsored by: Patricia Shabaz

October 2019


Thanks to the generous donation from Patricia Shabaz, Marie has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019-2020 school year.

June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Marie was promoted to the 1st 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. 

September 2018


Marie has been generously re-sponsored by Lori Fischer Hall and family.  She is 13 years old and was promoted to the kindergarten-2 this year. She lives in Boapea, Liberia with her uncle.  

September 2017


Meet Marie, who has been generously sponsored by Lori Fischer Hall and family.  She is 12 years old and in the kindergarten-1 this year. She lives in Boapea, Liberia with her uncle. Marie told Girl Power, “Please help me for my school. My family is too poor to send us to school.”  Her interests are learning and she hopes to be a doctor when she grows up. 

Photos of Marie Throughout The School Years: