Julia Koumbassa


Julia Koumbassa

I have been working in the field of education for over 15 years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Until my first trip to Guinea in 2008, I had no idea how privileged our country’s children are in terms of educational opportunities. I was also so inspired by the joy, in spite of extreme hardship, that was expressed by the people of Guinea, especially the children. When I left there, I knew that I would be back and I knew that I wanted to be a part of something more for the people of this amazing community.

It just so happened that I also married GKEF’s program director, Alya Koumbassa, who I had met on my first trip there. I was so excited when asked to become a part of the GKEF team in 2009. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible team of people, doing good work, and giving back to my husband’s community.

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