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Who is Chantal Victoria?


Chantal Victoria (Chantal Victoria Kyei, (née Bright) is a first generation Liberian-American. Due to the civil wars in Liberia, her family sought refuge in the United States where she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a master's with a concentration in environmental management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts in English and political science.

She resides in London, England with her husband.

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Children's Book on Clean Water Sanitation set in Liberia

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Children's Discussion Guide

Developed to enhance children’s reading and understanding of the book. The guide can be used on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small children’s reading group.

Janjay is an energetic, smart, and curious little girl living in the West African country of Liberia.

She is responsible for collecting clean water for the household on a regular basis, but one day finds herself distracted by afternoon fun with a friend, which causes her to neglect her chores. She later discovers the seriousness of her actions and learns a real life lesson about disobedience and the important role she plays in her family.

Through humor and the use of local language, this story brings to light the global issue of access to clean-water sanitation that resonates with millions of girls around the world.


Age Range 9-12   

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