Believing that stable education and medical supply are the keys to development in Guinea, Amadou and Aliou Diallo founded Project Misside to support their birthplace Télimélé in Guinea. Since 2003, the Project has built three primary schools, two medical centers and a water well on its facilities.
Project Misside’s heart is its Medical Vocational School. Predominantly young women are offered the chance to attain a medical degree, allowing them to become midwives, medical assistants, nurses and more.
How it all started - The Founding Fathers
Amadou was born in Misside, a small region in the prefecture Télimélé, Guinea. After he was, being very lucky, able to graduate from secondary school in Guinea, he left for Europe, in order to attend university. There, he met his wife and finally ended up becoming a French Teacher at the European Secondary School Waldenburg, Saxony, Germany.
Frustrated about the lack of access to education so many kids have in Misside, he felt the obligation to change something. He was Inspired by the incredible interest of his environment; family, friends, students and teachers of his and other schools; to improve the living conditions in Guinea. So Amadou decided to no longer stand by, and told himself that “help had to be organized, and if not me, who would?”
Following this conviction, Amadou built a primary school in Misside, starting a voluntary call for donations in 2003.
In February 2004 the time had finally come and through incredible effort of all of the supporters, private donations, cakes sales & concerts, and much more, the school could open its doors. Ever since it has offered a place to develop and learn for students in its three classrooms every year.
Aliou is Amadou's younger brother and runs the project on side as Amadou's partner. Living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, since he was 16 years old, Aliou works as a translator and has five kids.
Joining the legacy of his older brother, Aliou puts heart and soul into supporting and running the project. Not only by constantly coordinating from distance but through regular long journeys to Télimélé, to improve the Project locally.