Momo Dunor is an 11th grade student at the Williams V.S Tubman High School in Monrovia, Liberia. He is determined to win the US $3,000.00 prize on August 28, 2011.
Momo Dunor was born in Voinjama City, Lofa County. Voinjama is the capitol city of Lofa located in the Northern part of Liberia. He is of the Gbandi tribe. His father’s name is Augustine Dunor and his mother is Korpo Amara. Momo is the second son of three boys and he has four sisters. He is a devoted Muslim.
Momo comes from the traditional African family. As a little boy, he did not know his real parents. He lived with his grandmother in a village somewhere in Lofa. After the death of his grandmother, he decided to begin his education in an effort to succeed in life. However, due to the civil crisis in Liberia, he fled with many others to neighboring Sierra Leone for refuge.
When the civil war subsided, Momo returned to Liberia and continued his education. Due to the economic changes that he and his family are faced with, he has only being able to afford studying at public (government) schools. Currently he is an 11th grade student at the Williams V. S. T High School on 12th Street in Monrovia.
All of his life experiences and challenges have motivated him to participate in the upcoming BHP Billiton Marathon for the US $ 3,000.00 grand prize.
He believes that winning this event will change his life completely by enabling him to complete high school and attain higher education at one of the local universities in Liberia.