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June 2019: We are pleased to announce that Meko was promoted to the K2 for the 2018-2019 school year. Lisa VanderMause and Mia thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.

2018:  Meet Meko, who has been generously sponsored by Lisa VanderMause and Mia. She is 7 years old and in the K1 this year. She lives in Seclepea, Liberia with her grandmother. When Meko’s mother was pregnant with Meko, her father denied the pregnancy and the mother wanted to abort the pregnancy. Meko’s grandmother had promised the daughter that if she goes through with the pregnancy, she would keep the child. Shortly after the birth of Meko, she was given to her grandmother. Unfortunately, the grandmother is unemployed and couldn’t afford to send her to school. Meko’s interests are playing with her grandmother and she hopes to be a doctor when she grows up.