The collaboration came about because Nina continued the training (she had started in Switzerland) during her stay in Guinea. She found out that Souleymane Sidibé was constantly training 15 young men in upholstery and sports. In the meantime, several promising projects have emerged from the friendship: Once a week, Sidibé and his colleagues train interested children free of charge at our reception centre, and they help us with safety issues. Nina, on the other hand, takes care of the association’s website and administrative matters.
Sidibé is a gendarme and works as a garde de corps. Every morning and evening, the young people he and his colleagues look after alternate between the sports hall and the upholstery workshop. Those who cannot go home spend the night in the workshop.
Sidibé finances training and food out of his own pocket. He has already taken many boys off the streets and given them a future. Sidibé’s dream is to buy more sports equipment to get even more young people out of crime and off the streets. We will see how we can support this.