Volunteers Crowdfunding To Fulfill the Dream of One of the Quebec Mosque Shooting Victims Making Progress But Still Need Support

The team of volunteers includes Kim Vincent and Will Prosper in Montréal, and Sophia LaaBabsi, Ibrahima Dabo, a member of the Barry family in Québec City, and Souleymane Bah, president of l’Association des Guinéens du Québec all based in Quebec City with personal ties to the victims and their families.
They are currently crowdfunding to raise enough funds to build two wells, one in Mamadou Barry’s village and another in the village of Ibrahima Barry, who also died in the Quebec mosque attack.
The team has crowdfunded over 16K of the 25K they hope to raise for the project which will need to begin before the end of the year inshallah (God willing).
Muslim Link interviewed tteam member Kim Vincent about the project.
She, and other members of the team, will be using their own funds to travel.
The attack on the Islamic Center that killed six men was a shocking violation for our society as a whole and a very painful one for me.
What has it been like working with such a diverse team based in Montreal, Quebec City, and Guinea?
Souleymane Bah was able to travel to Conakry over Ramadan; he met with contractors who will also be involved in the realization of the wells.
It was always our goal to be funded by the people of Quebec for the sake of the children of the victims.
Will Prosper spoke about the project at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit in April and we garnered some support from English Canada as well as a result but we can be proud that the vast majority of support has come from average Quebecers who are still stunned by the tragic event.

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