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Guinea For education and sustainable agriculture we nowadays focus on projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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About 10 million people live in the Republic of Guinea. Conakry is Guinea's capital, largest city, and economic centre. French is the official language. Muslims represent 85 percent of the population. Significant minorities are Christian or animistic.
From its independence in 1958 until the recent elections of 2010, Guinea has been governed by a number of autocratic rulers, which has contributed to making Guinea one of the poorest countries in the world. Even today, the issue of human rights in the country remains controversial. Read more...
Economy: The 2012 per capita GDP in Guinea is only $529. Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture (employing 80 percent of the labour force) and mineral production. Guinea has abundant natural resources. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.
Health: Life expectancy is 54 years. The under-5 mortality rate is 13% (down from 24% in 1990).
Education: the literacy rate of Guinea is only 39%. Female literacy is estimated to be as low as 30%. Education is compulsory for 8 years, but attendance is low, and many do not go to school at all. Children, particularly girls, are kept out of school in order to assist their parents with domestic work or agriculture. Adults have had an average of 1.6 years of schooling.
Projects in Guinea
School-to-School International
Teacher training at six primary schools, 2017-2018
School-to-School International's Whole Child Model provides teaching, as well as health (food and hygiene), and stimulating an... more

Aide et Action International
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in... more

UAF
Foundation for Refugee Students UAF, 2007-2009
The UAF supports refugees and asylum seekers with a higher education in their further training and in finding work by means of providing money, advice and supervision. Around 300 UAF-students will graduate... more

See also: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, other countries...

Recent history of Guinea
    Guinea declared its independence from France in 1958. President Touré immediately establishing a one-party dictatorship, with a closed, socialized economy and no tolerance for human rights, free expression, or political opposition.
    The state took over farms and other production. Imposition of price controls started an era of pervasive black markets and smuggling even though it was punishable by death. Touré's party officials took monopoly of social and economic life. State police spied on everyone. Many people who were arrested died in a Soviet-style concentration camp. More than a million people fled the repression into neighbouring countries.
    After 26 years in power, Touré died unexpectedly in 1984. His successor, President Lansana Conté, clung to power for 24 years.
    After Conté died in 2008, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara seized military control of Guinea. During a demonstration against his junta a year later, soldiers used such extreme and lethal violence against the protesters that the junta became internationally ostracized. In an internal quarrel following the bloodbath, Camara was severely injured. In 2010, convalescing in Marocco, Camara agreed to allow Guinea to return to civilian rule. At the end of the year, relatively smooth and fair elections were held - the first since Guinea became independent in 1958 - with a high voter turnout. Long-time opposition leader Alpha Condé became President.


Project details

School-to-School International Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2017-2018
School-to-School International's Whole Child Model provides teaching, as well as health (food and hygiene), and stimulating an engaged community for a better future for the children. To improve education, School-to-School is working with the ministry of education to develop an improved curriculum and better instruction materials for mathematics in years 1 and 2 and for reading in years 3 and 4. Fifteen teachers and six head teachers are being trained during this process. Following this year, the curriculum will be extended to four other schools that School-to-School works with, and hopefully the government will also extend it to many other schools in Guinea.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €17,000 (40%) towards the training component. see also: Other teacher training projects
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée


Aide et Action International Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
The French education organisation Aide et Action is a major international player aiming to improve access to and quality of education in Guinea. It is improving education for 5,000 students at twenty schools in four rural communities in Boké and Kindia, by training teachers and increasing local involvement in the education system. 120 teachers are learning better teaching methods, and also how to develop a more positive towards girls. Local involvement in the education system is increased by formulating, selecting and implementing school projects together with local communities. In addition, these school projects directly contribute to better education by, for instancce, removing obstacles for girls.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 150,000 to this project (of which, € 50,000 in 2016). see also:
      Aide et Action International: other projects
      Other teacher training projects
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017
Girl-friendly school EAF, Guinée, 2014-2017


UAF Foundation for Refugee Students UAF, 2007-2009
The UAF supports refugees and asylum seekers with a higher education in their further training and in finding work by means of providing money, advice and supervision. For students who rightly claim a refugee status as mentioned in article 1 of the Geneva convention on Refugees the acceptance procedure of the UAF allows them to start their training without having to wait for their residence permit. Approximately 300 UAF-students graduate yearly.

Just like the past few years, the Turing Foundation donates € 50,000 to the UAF in 2009. see also: Other projects in focus country Liberia
UAF dimplomas 2008
UAF dimplomas 2008