Back To School Preparations

The school year in Conakry, Guinea doesn’t start back up until October, but the Guinea Kids’ students began their summer tutoring this past week in order to begin gearing up for another year at the Nimba Elisa School. Tutoring in session. Most of our students are doing very well in school and passing onto the [...]

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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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3rd Annual Guinea Kids Benefit Concert

We had a record turn out this year at the 3rd Annual Guinea Kids Benefit Concert on October 17th. Over 200 friends, families, and community members showed up to celebrate the rich culture of Guinea with us and help Guinea Kids Education Fund (GKEF) move forward on our mission to enrich the lives of so [...]

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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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Young People Helping Young People

Guinea Kids would like to highlight an inspirational young person who took an opportunity to be moved into action by the world around her. 13 year old, Liki Berg, upon learning about GKEF and the children it supports, decided to hold her own fundraiser at her school, Twin Falls Middle School.   Together with her school Key Club, Liki made candy grams and sold them to raise [...]

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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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More Photos from Guinea Kids Benefit Concert

Photos by Ilona Berzups. (c) 2008 All rights reserved

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GUINEA KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT!!

Photos by Ilona Berzups. (c) 2008 All rights reserved …Was an amazing experience of friends and community and children coming together to support broadening the life opportunities for children around the world! WE HAVE RAISED NEARLY $6000 TO DATE from this year’s event!!! The concert was truly a beautiful thing. The space was transformed into [...]

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