Category: Projects

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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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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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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GUINEA KIDS GETS A MAJOR TUNE UP!!

PART DUEX The Homework Place Gets An Upgrade The big project that was accomplished this year was the renovation of the Homework Place. The space in the front yard of the Koumbassa home where the GKEF students gather for tutoring 4 days a week was formerly made from partial walls and a partial roof. It [...]

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GUINEA KIDS GETS A MAJOR TUNE-UP!

PART UN GKEF member Karim Koumbassa recently returned from Conakry, Guinea where he spent 3 months at the Koumbassa home with his family in the Enco-5 neighborhood. There he was living and working among his family and community which includes all of the Guinea Kids’ children. Much of that time he used to assess, improve, [...]

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GKEF: New and Improved!

Guinea Kids: We’re all about the learning! What a learning and growing process this has been for all of us involved. If there is one thing GKEF is committed to it is a quality education for all children and specifically for the students we support. And so, while recently visiting the children and their school, GKEF members [...]

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Updates from Guinea and GKEF Art Cards For Sale at FABRIC OF LIFE BOUTIQUE!

Hello Everyone! Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I have been finding much inspiration in the words of this great man lately, and, so, I offer these: “This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one’s tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional [...]

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The Classroom Foundations Built

These photos are of the 3 new classroom foundations that have been built at Groupe Scolaire Sabadou with the money that Guinea Kids Education Fund provided. A goal of this year’s Guinea Kids Benefit Concert will be to raise the money to complete these classrooms. Please attend this worthwhile and fun fundraiser on October 18th, [...]

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