Help 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.*

  • 47% of people live in poverty
  • 1 child in 12 dies before their 5th birthday - 12 times that of the United States
  • 30% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition
  • 38% of school-age children are out of school
  • 38% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 35% of girls age 15-19 are married
  • 1 in 7 girls between age 15-19 gives birth
  • 77% of girls age 15 and older struggle to read or write
Map of Guinea

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

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s monitoring and evaluation experts and from the 2019 Global Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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