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October 2022


Samuel received a double promotion from third to fifth grade.  His favorite subject is math and he still wants to be a teacher when he grows up.  Samuel still lives with his grandparents and is looking forward to this new school year.  He is hopeful he can get another double promotion to enable him catch up with his age-appropriate grade level.

October 2019


Thanks to the generous donation from Angela McGuire, Samuel has been re-enrolled into school for the 2019-2020 school year. 

June 2019

We are pleased to announce that Samuel was promoted to the 2nd grade for the 2018/2019 school year. Phil Vasby, thank you for your sponsorship and giving your student a gift of education through Girl Power Africa.

September 2018


Meet Samuel Gono, who has been generously sponsored by Bulleh Bablitch-Norkeh as a pay-forward gift for Phil Vasby for his generosity. Samuel is 11 years old and in the 1st grade this year. He lives in Barpa, Liberia with his grandparents. Samuel told Girl Power during his interview, “I will not lie, my ma and pa still living. My pa move with his new woman and they live in a diffront town. My ma not working so she take me and my sista to my granma and granpa to stay. And they are old people and don’t have money for us. My sista is young, but I not young. I wan to learn book so I can be a somebody. I not go to school last yea. I don’t wan to stay behind”. He hopes to be a teacher when he grows up.

Photos of Samuel Throughout The School Years: