Building Trust in Guinea

In our country, like in other countries in this region of the world, there is mistrust of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) (national or international).  Often NGOs are established with a mandate to help children, but after they receive funding, the organizations...

Back To School Life

For two of our kids in Guinea, October marked the return to school life.  Aissatou Tounkara and Kerfala Sanoh were welcomed by a wonderful team of teachers at Hamdallaye Secondary School. These children were very happy to resume the path of education.  It also...

How Do Street Children Join MindLeaps?

We had the pleasure of hosting a volunteer for one month from Canada: Julia Sawatzky.  Julia helped our program with the development of an elaborate tool used in recruiting new children into our program.  The tool involves collecting data and creating detailed...

Is There Hope? Yes!

There are some children who do not know what to say when you ask them if they have hope for their future.  They have no response when you ask them, “What do you want to become one day?”  They tell you, “I don’t know…Nothing.”  Often, I don’t...

Giving Shoes To Children Across Guinea

The government of Guinea is one of our partners in the distribution of shoes donated by Ruben’s Shoes from Canada.  These shoes are destined for all the children of Guinea, and recently, we organized a series of activities to distribute the shoes throughout the...