Guinea Matoto Community School Update – October 2022

Giving Thanks
Canadian Thanksgiving has now passed, but it’s always the right time to express gratitude …

We would like to thank you, wherever you are as you read this. In Canada, the shorter days are a time for cozying up indoors and turning our focus a little more inwards. It can be easy to forget what’s beyond our immediate circle.

So, thank you for your broad vision and for continuing to support those who are far away.

 School is in session!

The 2022-23 school year got underway with parents lining up to register their children on October 4, the day after Guinea celebrated their national day, Jour de l’Indépendance.

The first day of class was October 10, and this year we have over 450 students back at work and ready to learn.

The school director, Mr. Cheick Ahmad Tidiane Kaba, was successful in recruiting an additional teacher. This means that there is a brand new class joining the school for the 2022-23 school year!

Mr. Kaba, the school director (second from the right), with the parent advisory council, planning for the start of classes.



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Monthly donations help ensure the school continues to grow, challenging students and supporting the community. Having a reliable monthly income allows the school and community to plan and budget for the school year and even for new teachers and projects.

Donations make great gifts and are easy to set up.

One of the great benefits of working with ICO is that you will receive a tax receipt as soon as you donate to Matoto!

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