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October 2022


Fourteen-year-old Melvina was promoted to first grade.  Melvina still lives with her widowed mother and want to be a nurse.  Melvina is hopeful of a double promotion to help her catch up with her age-appropriate grade level.  We are humbled to walk alongside Melvina and encourage and support her hopes and dreams. Sponsored by: Karla Thennes

October 2019


Meet Melvina, who has been generously sponsored by Charles Owens. She is 11 years old and is going to school for the first time this year in ABC. Melvina lives in Gbapa, Liberia with her unemployed, widowed mother. Since the death of Melvina’s father, their mother has been struggling to make ends meet. She simply cannot afford to send the kids to school.  Melvina hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.

Photos of Melvina Throughout The School Years: