MindLeaps Guinea’s center in Conakry has reopened activities following health and safety guidelines. Dance, English, and French classes and daily meals have resumed for 126 children. In addition, the Sexual and Reproductive Health classes are reaching 39 girls (more on the SRH program below). 138 MindLeaps students who have gone through our program in Guinea are now sponsored at 18 different primary, secondary, and vocational training schools, with 60% of these students performing in the top 20% of their school classes.
Also at MindLeaps Guinea, we just completed our ten-month long Julia Taft Program which aims to educate and prepare young entrepreneurs to own their own businesses. The students took courses in business entrepreneurship, project management and budgeting, communication, child development, inclusion, and digital literacy. Each course ran for four weeks and classes were held 4 to 8:30pm nightly. The most recent course they finished was on Inclusion; some of the learning objectives included understanding developmental theories, learning to build inclusion within their community, and how to utilize the arts to aid inclusion. To complete the 10-month program, all the students presented their business ideas to an international panel of MindLeaps staff. The top 10 received $350 in seed funding to start their businesses. This program was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Conakry.
The SRH classes in Conakry are continuing for a group of 39 girls ages 14-19. In addition to the educational topics, the classes provide an opportunity for the instructors, Jenneh Jabbie and Mariame Sylla, to check in with the girls and help with any concerns or challenges they may have. MindLeaps has also been instructing the girls and their parents on important information regarding Covid-19 and the newly resurfaced Ebola disease along with helpful directions for maintaining hygienic practices during these times. MindLeaps is also working to provide menstrual products such as sanitary napkins for the girls who attend these classes.
Despite the ongoing health and economic challenges of Covid-19 and the new Ebola outbreak, MindLeaps is working hard to support all our students in Conakry.
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