Help Save Children in Guinea
In a country where 40% of children are out of school, children in Guinea are growing up without the opportunity to learn the skills they need to improve their lives and break out of poverty. That’s why education is a cornerstone of Save the Children’s work in Guinea. We also incorporate HIV and AIDS education and health initiatives to help children lead longer, healthier lives.
The Challenges for Children in Guinea
With high rates of poverty and little access to healthcare or education, children in Guinea need your help.*
- Only 22% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 38% of school-age children are out of school
89 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
- 38% of children are engaged in child labor
- 47% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Guinea
Save the Children has worked in Guinea since 1997. From the start, community participation has been a driving force behind our work, which reaches some 570 communities and benefits hundreds of thousands of Guineans as well as thousands of refugees from neighboring countries.
We build elementary schools, improve community participation in all aspects of school management, and encourage gender and urban/rural equity in primary education. In collaboration with the Guinean government, Save the Children is increasing the quality and use of essential family planning and maternal-child health services. We deliver school-based health and nutrition activities to help children be healthier and stay in school.
How to Help Children in Guinea
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Guinea, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Child
Be the hero in the life of a child in need. Sponsor a child and help them grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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