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Ambassador Simon Henshaw Participates in Donation of TOMS Shoes to Students
March 18, 2019

Ambassador Henshaw offering TOMS shoes to a little girl.

Ambassador Simon Henshaw and Minister Mory Sangaré participated in the donation of the 100,000th pair of TOMS shoes to Guinean students on March 16 at the Blue Zone in Kaloum.

TOMS shoes assembled for donation to students.

American Olympic gold medalist Ron Freeman began distributing the shoes in Guinea in 2016, and through his NGO International Medalist Association, has been helping young people in Guinea since 2001.

U.S. Embassy Conakry supports his efforts to encourage children, particularly girls, to participate in sports, including Double Dutch, because it instills a sense of self-esteem, teamwork, and perseverance.

Guinean students who attended the event were enthusiastic.