Children First Appeal
We are seeking funds to create a safe environment for children, mothers and a whole community
Why? We need to protect our building from flooding. We want to provide a space to learn new computer skills and access the Internet so the community can also experience the global net and its many advantages. PLUS, women will get a chance to provide an income for themselves by developing their tailoring skills.
Where? Alanouwaly Community Centre in Boke, Guinea, West-Africa
When? NOW! We need to raise £2500
How? By your kind donations, compassion and willingness to give
We thank you for any amount you choose to give, nothing is too small.
See our successful compost toilet project completed during the pandemic!
Alanouwaly & the Red Ribbon Living Well Project present the 15th Salifest: Togetherness
Salifest was extremely successful in getting communities together with backgrounds from all around the world. Photos & films will follow in due course!
Salifest is a free community festival run by volunteers sharing cultural experience for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. The festival is held in memory of African drummer and Lewisham resident Salif Sylla whose love for music, culture and community inspired many lives locally and in Guinea. For the Lewisham Cultural Year and coming out of the pandemic we are partnering with the Red Ribbon Living Well group under the theme of Togetherness. We are joined by new local artists, community groups and art forms from many backgrounds to celebrate and create connections and happiness. More information to volunteer for the festival.
Our recent Compost Toilets for Africa Project
The Empower Women Appeal raised half of the £1000 needed to help empower Guinean Women with a tailoring project for local women to learn skills and earn an income. We also need working computers (windows 7 onward), tablets and mobile phones!
In spite of the very difficult time of the pandemic we have kept going mostly online in the UK and were able to fundraise successfully to help our Guinean partners to build an environmentally sustainable Compost Toilet Block. We have held Salifest 2020 & 2021 online with contributions of music, dance, photos and cooking video from all over the world. We also raised funds with proceeds donated from tailored Facemasks made by Hanna to help with medical needs in Guinea.
Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla Foundation was founded in honour of Salifou Sylla, who died young in a car crash in 2008. Salifou was an exceptional African musician and dancer with huge generosity who had a vision of creating an understanding across cultures through his artistic skills and ability to inspire, connect and unify.
We perceived Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla as an ever increasing international connections who’s members and friends share whatever they have, be it knowledge, skills, material resources, finance, holidays, conversations, dance, music, opinions, anything that contributes beneficially to the human experience.
We organise African Music and Dance classes and the Annual Salifest in the UK.
The love for Salif by his family and friends everywhere brought this project to life. So many aspects of human life can’t be measured in monetary value. It is important we share these other aspects as well as the material goods and knowledge. Each person and culture has something to contribute to this exchange.
In Guinea we support our partner group and its Community Centre and projects for learning, exchange of information and with educational and material resources.
We have all much to give and share and Guinea has much to offer us, but is also in dire need of resources to pull itself out of poverty. We welcome anyone, whatever you want to share. Please get in touch if you want to take part in any of our activities or just want to find out more @ email@example.com. contact us
We are ready to receive visitors to learn the complex West-African music and dance traditions of Guinea, or to just experience Guinea, a beautiful country. The guesthouse has 4 rooms with 3 simple bathrooms.
To help us go to Donate page or directly to secure online donate facility
Current Projects that need your help:
Learning and Information Centre this is improving the ability of Guineans to help themselves: knowledge and information through the IT and internet suite. The computer learning centre has been running on solar power since 2016 and we are nearly ready to expand it to work with local schools, who have no facilities. We can then start the Sewing Project to learn skills & commerce. We have all the materials for this, but we still need to find funding to finish building work.
Water Project in 2013 Alanouwaly undertook a big consultation, Guinean volunteers filming interviews with over 200 local people about the issues that stops then improving their lives. Access to clean and safe water is the most fundamental problem. We have worked with the Eau Pure Project of the German water engineer A. Sigmund who brought a drilling machine and a solar pump to Guinea. Alanouwaly has sucessfully installed the solar pump at local failed water source at the site of a medical centre in construction. Alanouwaly Guinea is now running an affordable drilling operation.
Both projects will contribute hugely to the empowerment of women, who are core providers of families, herewith everyone. Especially easier access to clean water will free women to have time for education, training and business activities and it will improve everyone’s health.
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