Our January 2017 trip to Guinea, West Africa was quite a rewarding experience!
Check out some highlights!
And here is our campus progress up until March 2017.
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Our Pharmacy Building! The Pharmacy opened this winter! Used primarily for our team of 30 people at this time.
Student Housing and Current Kitchen area.
Our newest building still in process!! Five 2 bedroom units with bathroom for resident teachers and international student studies. We were able to see this building roofed and outside plastered with stucco while on site in January/February 2017.
Community Pavilion. Daily rehearsals with the Junior Company and international student workshops happen here!
Founder Gabriel Fara Tolno teaching the Kissidugu Ensemble.
Loving the Community Pavilion, the girls rehearse two hours daily!
Hippo Rollers at work!! PUSH OR PULL! Twenty four gallons of water!!!
Hippo Rollers in Full Effect! These are amazing! Easy to stand upright and fill up at the Well down the road! Our own We are working on implementing our own well this year!!!
The beginning of making SAND BRICKS to be used in building a perimeter wall!
This two kids are happy to be making bricks and receive a little bit of money so they can EAT and SHOWER! Yea, let that sink in…….
500 SAND BRICKS using recycled plastic bottles… Cleaning up a little at a time!!!
Job well done!!!
OUR BEACH… just a walk away…
Too much FUN!
Junior Company girls….
GRAND GIVEAWAYS…. So amazing! Here kids are waiting for gifts…
New pairs of shoes!! Donated by TEVA!
Sharing about our work and handing out beautiful dresses from “Dress A Girl Around the World”.
NEW SHOES from NEW BALANCE!!! THANK YOU!
ONE HAPPY YOUNG BOY!
ONE GROUP OF KIDS WITH THEIR DONATIONS RECEIVED: dresses, shoes etc.
Alia’s family receiving solar lights and water filters for themselves and the Mosque in our village.
HOT DAY and lots OF GIVE AWAY! The girls styling with their new dresses!!
Tolno family girls loving their dresses in Kuntia!
Fatim with new shoes and Brenda so happy to bring them!!
Medicine time!! A daily occurence! Mary Beth dosing up the good vitamins!
Gifts of jewelry from Michal, Mary Beth and Brenda for our company girls!
Scrapes and wounds!!! Basic first aid on the daily with Michal Anna Carrillo.
Mary Beth serving up fresh sliced oranges!
Petit Fara having too much fun being carried in the wheelbarrow by workshop attendee Dan Graetz.
After performance fun!
Dancing with the Forest people!
Some of our fabulous team pictured here with Workshop Attendee Brenda Evans. Including our Head Mason, Resident Drum Builder, Junior Company Dance Teacher and accompaniment drummer.
THE 2017 KISSIDUGU FOUNDATION CREW!!! WELCOME TO KOUKOUDE!!!!!!!!
Sweaty fun after dancing!
MeMouna one of the lead dancers!
Fode, Brenda and Alia! Valued Kissidugu Team!
Always time to play!
THE VILLAGE OF KOUKOUDE!!! This is our school home!
Always bustling when the boats come in each day!!
WE LOVE KOUKOUDE!!!