Category: About the Kids

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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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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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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Stories Of The Guinea Kids

At a recent GKEF meeting, Karim Koumbassa shared some news about how the Guinea Kids students are faring in their new school, Nimba Elisa. Youssouf, Karim’s 14 year old brother, asked to speak on the phone to Karim. After just a few months in his new school, Nimba Elisa, Youssouf began speaking in French, not [...]

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