The facts speak for themselves in Guinea
Did you know that in Guinea, West Africa, 8 years of primary education is compulsory for children? The problem is most children receive less than a fraction of what’s required. In fact, many don’t go to school at all, leaving them vulnerable to illiteracy and poverty.
But we’re hard at work in Guinea to promote the education of children by creating quality learning environments in villages where quality education doesn’t exist.
The new primary schools are safe, secure and fully furnished with desks and learning materials.
The best possible start for everyone
New primary schools with fully furnished classrooms have been built in three communities in northern Guinea. Each community has assembled local management teams to help with construction, creating new employment opportunities and a sense of collaboration among communities.
Local teachers were also trained to improve their teaching methods and to promote gender equality and child protection in school.
And the results are in…
A new water point at one of the new schools will give students access to safe drinking water.
Since the new primary schools opened, enrollment, retention and success rates have increased substantially. That means more students are registering for school, staying in school longer and successfully completing grade levels. Most notable is the 58% increase in girls’ retention rates, indicating that girls enrolling in primary school are staying in school and receiving the education they deserve.
Additionally, the drop-out rates of all students have decreased by 21%, and that number continues to improve.
Most recently, an official letter was sent to Plan’s office in Guinea by the local Mayor of one of the communities, expressing his appreciation. In it he said, “today our populations are blessed beyond their expectations.”
But it doesn’t stop there
Next up, water points will be constructed at each school, providing children with access to safe drinking water. 20 preschools in all three communities will also be equipped with learning materials and games, and teachers will take part in early childhood education training.
You can help students get the education they deserve.