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GAM SCHOLARSHIPS

IVORY COAST

Patrons of Enfance Harmonieuse

OUR PROGRESS

120€

Towards construction of housing for disabled children

4

Children with awarded scholarships

690€

Total net worth of the awarded scholarships

1441€

Towards construction of the playground (finalized)

Located in the centre of the Ivory Coast, the small town of Brobo is where activists of the NGO Enfance Harmonieuse bear witness to the much-needed and ongoing changes. Since the start of the project in 2016, they have been striving to establish a Socio-Educational complex, which now includes a charity kindergarten for the children of the local rural community, focusing on helping the most underprivileged of families. This was thanks to the initiative of Paediatrics Professor Vincent Kouadio Asse, who recognized the needs of the local rural community while serving at the pediatric ward of the local hospital, being faced on the daily with the consequences of preventable diseases.

Professor Kouadio Vincent Asse, General Secretary for Enfance Harmonieuse

The intention behind this program is to tackle the cycle of poverty, as in the words of Professor Asse, “[it] can most successfully be treated at the root of the problem.”. Due to even early education requiring tuition fees, the free kindergarten, which includes classrooms, sanitation, a dining hall and fully equipped playground, is now providing education to over 120 children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend school. There, children learn in a safe space, receiving daily meals to counteract malnutrition and anaemia. Importantly, they are also able to learn French, which is essential for further education due to being the country’s official language, otherwise inaccessible to children who live in communities where local languages are more popular.

The long-term vision of Enfance Harmonieuse is to create a learning space inclusive for all children. Thus, their next goal is to build housing for children with disabilities where pupils coming from the neighboring villages could stay overnight, receiving necessary rehabilitation and medical treatment as well as empowering parents with knowledge of occupational therapy they can implement to better their quality of life. To achieve this next step, Enfance Harmonieuse is collaborating with the Global Awareness Movement to create global engagement for the cause, financial and otherwise. 

RESOURCES

Find out more about the Enfance Harmonieuse together with the founder of Gam Scholarships Ivory Coast, Kacper, who visited the kindergarten in February 2023 as a volunteer! The video is in Polish, so make sure to turn on subtitles, sit back and enjoy your virtual travel to Brobo!

Learn all the details behind Enfance Harmonieuse firsthand via their website. In case of any questions, you can reach out to us at enfanceharmonieuse2016@gmail.com

DONATIONS

How to make a donation?

You can support our initiative by making a donation via our Buy Me a Coffee fanpage. To do that, simply click the link below or scan the QR code. Then, in the right panel, enter the donation and proceed with the payment LINK

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HEART SCHOLARSHIPS

What are heart scholarships?

Our Heart Scholarships are a way to support some of the most unprivileged children, yet most talented in the community of Brobo, Ivory Coast. Hence, pupils in our program come from families of a very limited income but have don't thing in common - they are some of the best students in their regions. By funding a scholarship, you can give him or her the possibility for a better start in the future.

How much is needed and how will my money be spent?

For as low as a dinner for two, that is 30 euro per month, you can provide a student with basic necessities, such as school materials and tuition coverage, books, costs of transport and partially a nutritious meal deal.

How does it work?

You can choose or, if you don't feel like it, we can pick the child that is the most in need of support. Just click the button "Fund the scholarship" and you will be redirected to our payment platform (BuyMeACoffe.com). Please remember to give us the name of the child who shall receive the benefit. Following, we will keep giving you updates on how your pupil's doing on a regular schedule (every 3 months) so you can stay connected and make a bond with your pupil. It's that easy but makes a huge difference!

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Ramissou Anne Claude Kouamé, a 12-year-old girl, is currently a student at the esteemed Modern College, the Triumph of Brobo. Her father, Kouamé Koffi Jean Claude, is a skilled tailor, while her mother, Diakité Damanta, lovingly tends to their home as a dedicated housewife. Ramissou is the eldest sibling in her family, with a younger brother and sister.

Hailing from a humble background, Ramissou's academic journey has been nothing short of remarkable. She began her educational voyage at the public primary school of Koundanou, where her outstanding academic prowess shone brightly. Her dedication and hard work paid off when she brilliantly passed her secondary school entrance exam.

In a testament to her academic excellence, Ramissou achieved the coveted top position in her class this year, attaining an impressive annual average of 16.93 out of 20. However, her ambitions extend beyond the classroom. Ramissou is deeply passionate about reading and aspires to become a journalist in the future, with a heartfelt commitment to being the voice of the voiceless.

This aspiration to become a journalist, to give a voice to those who need it most, is the driving force in Ramissou's life. Her journey is not just one of academic success but also of a young individual with a profound sense of purpose, determined to make a positive impact on the world.

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N'GUESSAN Aya Aude Lucrèce, born on January 15, 2016, radiates a brilliant light of promise in the midst of challenging socio-economic circumstances. As the eldest of three children, she shoulders not only her family's hopes but also embodies the profound potential for transformative change.

 

Her educational journey commenced in 2018 at Koundanou nursery school, where she spent three formative years. Lucrèce's star shone brightly during this time, earning her the respect and admiration of her mentors. Her remarkable dedication and exceptional performance set her apart as a true academic standout. Transitioning to Brobo school in 2021, Lucrèce continued to shine as she graduated at the pinnacle of her class in biology and chemistry. Her achievements mirror her unwavering commitment and resilience, showcasing her determination to surmount obstacles and reach for greatness.

 

In a standout moment during the 2022-2023 academic year, Lucrèce won the top prize in a rigorous math competition organized by the Côte d'Ivoire Regional Education Department. This triumph not only validated her hard work but also ignited her drive to continue excelling.

 

Lucrèce's aspirations transcend personal horizons as she sets her sights on becoming a doctor, fueled by an inherent compassion and a sincere yearning to alleviate the hardships of those around her. Her odyssey encapsulates an unwavering resilience, an unwavering pursuit of greatness, and the limitless potential ignited by education. Despite facing adversity, Lucrèce stands tall as an embodiment of hope and possibility, proving that determination and empathy can transcend circumstances. Her ambition to heal lives through medicine underscores the incredible impact one individual can have on the world.

OUR SCHOLARS

Get to know the children who have already been awarded the scholarship

HEART ADOPTIONS

What are heart adoptions?

Our Heart Adoptions are a way to support some of the most unprivileged children in the community of Brobo, Ivory Coast. Hence, pupils in our program come from families of a very limited income and many display various levels of disability. By adopting the child, you can give him or her the possibility for a better start in the future.

How much is needed and how will my money be spent?

For as low as a dinner for two, that is 30 euro per month, you can provide an adopted child with basic necessities, such as school materials and rich meals, since malnutrition is unfortunately common in the Ivory Coast while state schools are not free there.

How does it work?

You can choose or, if you don't feel like it, we can pick the child that is the most in need of support. Just click the button "Adopt me!" and you will be redirected to our payment platform (BuyMeACoffe.com). Please remember to give us the name of the child who shall receive the benefit. Following, we will keep giving you updates on how your pupil's doing on a regular schedule (every 3 months) so you can stay connected and make a bond with your pupil. It's that easy but makes a huge difference!

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This is Brou Aya. She is 10 years old and lives with her mum in a small village Kuassi Attinkro, located about 6 km from Brobo. Complications during her birth, including, for example, perinatal asphyxia, resulted in Aya suffering from psychomotor delay, associated with motor handicap. This significantly affects her daily life and ability to function normally. Due to the difficult financial situation of the girl and her mother, Aya was never able to fully benefit from adequate healthcare and live in a similar way as her healthy peers. To help the girl with these difficulties, appropriate action must be taken as soon as possible, otherwise, her chances of being independent in adult life will be greatly reduced.

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This is Senaty N’dri. He is 6 years old and lives in a small village Kouandanou. Unfortunately, from the first days of his life, the boy struggled with a severe infection, which was treated in the hospital in Bouake. Despite the fact that he managed to recover from the infection, he was left with the aftermath of the disease, which is now taking its toll on him. Because the boy’s brain failed to develop properly, N’dri suffers from microcephaly. This prevents him, above all, from communicating with others, and also affects uncontrolled emotional outbursts, which of course makes everyday life challenging for this little boy. His parents with a difficult economic situation could never afford to provide all the needs related to the proper care and his education. If no steps are taken to improve his life, the boy will not find his place in society in the future and will be dependent on others.

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Meet Aka Amoin Juliana, a 6-year-old girl who comes from a humble farming family with extremely limited income. Unfortunately, this economic situation significantly impacts Juliana's life chances. She faces the challenges of being deaf-mute, and due to the inability to provide her with proper care and educational resources, she is unable to attend school like other children her age. However, with just a little support, we have the power to create countless new opportunities for Juliana, opening the door to a brighter and, most importantly, a more inclusive future for her.

Meet Konan Amenant Éliane, an 8-year-old girl who has faced hearing loss since birth, consequently impacting her ability to speak and leading to significant challenges in her daily life, including interacting with peers. As a child born into a low-income farming family, Konan faces limited opportunities for both personal growth and receiving the necessary medical support for her disability. The absence of suitable educational resources for children who are deaf-mute prevents her from attending school and engaging with friends in that environment. The combination of these circumstances creates immense hurdles in Konan's development and social interactions, making it crucial to provide her with the assistance she needs.

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Introducing Kouakou Kouakou, an 8-year-old boy hailing from a farmer's family with a significantly low socioeconomic status, painting a challenging future for him. Kouakou's primary struggle lies in his deafness, which severely hampers his ability to communicate and interact with those around him. Unfortunately, due to his parents' limited income, he is unable to access the necessary medical care programs that would alleviate his condition. Consequently, Kouakou's daily functioning and participation in normal activities, such as playing football or reading books, crucial for every child's early-stage development, are significantly hindered.

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Meet Bohoussou Ahou Clémence, a 9-year-old girl growing up in a small village near Brobo within a farmer's family. Despite her tender age, Clémence faces numerous health challenges that significantly impact her daily life. She grapples with disabilities in her right hand and foot, alongside an intellectual developmental delay. Regrettably, these obstacles have prevented her from embarking on her educational journey, depriving her of the opportunity to sit among her peers at school desks and explore subjects that pique her curiosity. The economic situation and limited earnings of her family make it impossible for Clémence to access the essential medical assistance she desperately needs.

This is N'goran Konan Evrard. The boy is currently 9 years old and since birth, he has had hearing as well as speaking problems, which significantly affect his everyday life. Due to the low income of the farmer’s family, in which he grows up, Evrard does not have basic medical needs, so ordinary activities such as playing with friends or practising various sports cause him great difficulties, which with a little support could easily be avoided, creating this way a better future for him.

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OUR SCHOLARS

Get to know the children who have already been awarded the scholarship

If you're interested in funding a scholarship or heart-adopting one of our pupils, (or have any questions), kindly fill out this form and we will soon be in touch!
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Thank you for submitting! You are almost a heart scholarship founder, congratulations! We will contact you shortly with further information on ways to help your soon-to-become adopted child!

OUR TEAM

Kacper Ścibski

Founder and Mentor

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Hey! I'm Kacper and I have recently completed my pre-med degree with the ultimate goal of providing medical assistance to the most underprivileged regions of the world. In line with this aspiration, I arrived in the Ivory Coast in February 2023 to offer my support to the Enfance Harmonieuse kindergarten and gain valuable insights from the inspiring local activists. Thanks to my prior dedication, the NGO successfully completed the construction of a playground. Currently, in collaboration with GAM, we are aiming to sustain this support and enhance educational opportunities for children with disabilities who would otherwise have limited access to education.

Ola Pasternak

Head of Project

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My name is Ola, and I am a Polish high school student attending an English-speaking school. I am proud to hold the position of project manager for the Gam Scholarships Ivory Coast project. This role enables me to combine my passion for economics and global development with practical actions that have a tangible impact on entire communities. In addition to overseeing the project's operations, I also take charge of the financial side, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently and responsibly. By managing the financial aspects of the project, I strive to maximize the positive outcomes and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we aim to support.

KRZYSZTOF CHRZEŚCIJAŃSKI

HEAD OF IT & DATA

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I am Krzysztof, a student at a Polish high school, and I hold the position of Head of IT and Data in the Gam Scholarships Ivory Coast project. This role allows me to fulfill myself in my areas of interest. I take care of the websites and provide support to other project participants. I strongly believe in the idea of passing on the goodness received. When I'm not at school, you'll find me engaging in debates, exploring mathematics, and collecting Lego. I truly hope that my contributions have a positive impact on the numerous people that the Gam Scholarships program aims to assist.

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