Multi- Purpose Community Center in Doumbouya
Guinea gives us so much. We love to show our appreciation to the the people of Guinea by helping them achieve their goals. Manimou's family are passionate about community and gathering with the church family. They would like to build a multi-purpose facility that could function as a church building, and a recreation center that could host all sorts of groups and be used not only by christians in the community but muslims as well. This is in the vision stage, so stay tuned!
We hope to have a clearer vision from our Guinea community so that we can create a budget and see in what way we can help make their vision a prosperous reality.
Childrens Education Project
From 2005-2014 Manimou and Jessica privately funded the education of several children. This year Manimou is asking for your help as there are so many children in need of an education. Our goal is to raise $200 per child to assist the families in sending the children to school. The $200 will cover tuition and basic material, leaving the balance to be covered by the families. Most of the children are from the Guerze ethnc group like Manimou, this is a blessing, as culturally Guerze people place a very high value on education. We will pay for the childrens schooling and supplies directly to ensure that the funds are used for there intended purpose.
These two sweet peas are Rosaline's younger siblings! Without our support these children would not be in school.
The two younger girls in the foreground are in elementary school. They are bright and eager students.
Katy passed away from a fever due to malaria in September 2018. We are so very saddened by her loss. Manimou's niece, daughter of his older sister Nowai. .
Kokpa was raised in Yogpota and came to Conakry to receive a more extensive education. Without our support Kokpa would not be able to attend school. He will be entering her 7 year in the 2014-15 school year.
Katy's older brother will be entering her 10 year in the 2014-15 school year.
Manimou's youngest sister. will be entering her 10 year in the 2014-15 school year.
Saamato Remodel Projects
Saamato Floor Project
Completed: January 30, 2014
We were able to raise $2000 to pour a brand new high quality concrete floor! This has already saved the dancers from countless injuries and has shown that people all over the world believe that the work they are doing to develop themselves as artists is very important. The community is elated and grateful for the investment in their community.
We are so happy we were able to GIVE BACK because Ballet Saamato has given so much to us.