GKEF Students Helping Others

Several months ago, a few of the children in the Guinea Kids program had the opportunity to lend a helping hand to another non-profit organization doing work in Guinea. Woontanara Aid provides aid to many diverse people in Conakry, Guinea. Our students helped to build a sewing school building at the Home for People with Disabilities. The [...]

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Our Students Take On Leadership Roles In Their Community!

The thing that has me most excited about Guinea Kids lately is that our 2 oldest students have begun taking on leadership roles within the the program! Youssouf Koumbassa and Bosana (Ismael) Toure (pictured above) have both been with our program since its inception 5 years ago. They were 13 years old and 12 years [...]

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The Guinea Kids Go On A Field Trip!

Earlier this year GKEF sponsored an educational field trip for the children in our program. Board member and Enco-Cinq community member, Karim Koumbassa, took the Guinea Kids’ students on a field trip to the village of Habita. The children in our program are inner city kids, many of whom have never been in a car [...]

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Spotlight on a Guinea Kid: Bosana (Ismael) Toure

To know 16 year old Bosana Toure (aka Ismael) is to know a bright and shining star. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Ismael describes the role of an ambassador. A most charismatic young person, Ismael maintains his zest for life despite the tragic hardships he has recently endured. Bosana [...]

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Program Enhancements and Other Exciting Changes at GKEF

Program Enhancements I’m really excited about what is happening with our program in Guinea right now. The “Guinea Kids” are being provided the opportunities to broaden their educational experience through field trips to learn about their greater community. They will travel to see downtown Conakry, Medina – the largest market in Conakry, and perhaps even [...]

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4th Annual Guinea Kids Benefit Concert

photo courtesy of Julie Graber c.2011 Guinea Kids Education Fund, with the help of many volunteers, put on a beautiful and exciting event this year to raise much needed funds in support of children’s education in Guinea, West Africa. It was probably our best event yet! I was so proud of the work that went [...]

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The Guinea Kids: In Their Own Words

While recently in Guinea, I sat down with some of the Guinea Kids to ask them about what they are learning at school and about what interests them. Here’s what they had to say: “I learn how to do math and read my lessons and learn to write and to draw. When I finish school [...]

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A Visit To Guinea

I recently had the delightful and deeply moving experience of spending a month in Guinea staying in the neighborhood where the Guinea Kids students live. Many of these children I knew when I visited 3 years ago and was overjoyed to see them again grown that much bigger! Addams is the girl in the center [...]

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Groovin’ for Guinea: GKEF Gets By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Guinea Kids Education Fund would like to heartily express our thanks to Mandjou and Maya Kadakia of Mandjou Mara Djembefola who held a trio of fun events in Madison, Wisconsin to benefit GKEF in late October! Groovin’ for Guinea — A Benefit for the Guinea Kids Education Fund was comprised of 3 opportunities to give: [...]

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Spotlight on a Guinea Kid

Sia is a young girl who now attends Nimba Elisa School in Conakry, Guinea with the help of GKEF. She is one of the new students who started school last January. For Sia, the opportunity to receive an education is a special gift. When Sia’s mother was young, she was taken out of school to [...]

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