CanSerra Group Thunder Bay
Transforming lives through education!
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CanSerra is a grassroots group of individuals who bring positive change to the lives of children in Sierra Leone through education. Founded in 2009, the group builds schools and does whatever is possible to bring education to marginalized communities in Sierra Leone.
I have had the pleasure to work with Bassie Kargbo and the Canserra group for the last three years. We have contributed to the completion of the primary school. Our donations helped with painting the exterior, new windows, classroom benches, and outdoor latrines. As well as the primary school, we have set up two post-secondary scholarships. In addition to these worthwhile causes, we have provided several school feedings. I look forward to working with Bassie and the Canserra group in the future.
~ Blaine Hill, teacher
Since arriving in Thunder Bay, Canada, as a sponsored newcomer from Sierra Leone in 2005, Bassie Kargbo has raised a family here and at the same time dedicated years to rebuilding the education system in Sierra Leone by starting schools for needy children. My husband and I, other family members and friends, Port Arthur Rotary and First Presbyterian Church, as well as many others, have helped Bassie promote education in Sierra Leone by building schools for youth from grade one to high school graduation. He is accomplishing great things and we, as teachers, are happy to provide financial donations to help him in these efforts. We welcome you to join us! ~Wendy and Brian Vistorino
I was so impressed by the work all are doing to improve the schools in Sierra Leone.
On my recent visit, I was able to witness firsthand the excellent efforts that are being made by all stakeholders.
As a previous School Board Member in the Inland Empire of California, I understand how important it is to focus on children’s education.
It is my goal to continue to support the efforts of Canserra and many other Schools in Sierra Leone.
At the moment, I have also paid for 5 different school feeding programs for this year in Canserra and will be visiting the school again some months away from now when my schedule permits.
Gods blessings for all you guys do !!!
~ Wraymond Sawyerr
The wonderful people in our organization who make things happen!
Founder and Director
Bassie has put his heart and soul into transforming the lives of his fellow Sierra Leoneans. Before CanSerra was created, there were few or no schools for the children in Mabureh and Kissi Town. His selfless dedication has changed this and brought a brighter future to many! Thank you, Bassie!
Mabinty is a woman of many talents! She is amazing at stretching a dollar and making it go further than anyone can imagine! She is also an encourager, supporter, and downright wonderful lady! We wouldn't be where we are without her!
Wraymond is one of those people who is always bursting with energy. As a retired School Board Member he has a passion for helping children and seeing that their futures are changed through education. The children love his kind and gentle heart and always look forward to his visits.
Supporter and Friend
You are an important part of our team. Without You, the bricks couldn't be made, or the walls put in place, or the tin set on the roofs, or the classrooms filled with kids and books and teachers. Thank You for all that You do!
Enriching the lives of the orphaned and less privileged children and families through education and health support in marginalized communities in Sierra Leone.
Improving, encouraging, and enriching the lives of the orphaned and less privileged children and families in Sierra Leone through the development of educational facilities.
Transparency, accountability, & trust
Inclusiveness and equality
Transforming lives through education