For a girl-friendly school

Main objective:

Contribute to the emergence of an environment conducive to the schooling, maintenance and success of children in school, especially girls, by offering them a suitable school environment


The educational context was affected by strikes initiated by the Free Union of Teachers and Guinean researchers (SLECG) who disrupted the courses in the first and fourth semester in 2018. In addition, the government massively recruited contractors to overcome the many absences of incumbent teachers on strike.


The Girls Friendship School project addresses three issues to which the Guinean school is confronted: low education of girls in rural areas, the high drop-out rate and communities and parents in school management. In rural areas, parents continue to favour boys at the expense of girls: the girl is called to care for domestic tasks before leaving the parental home to marry unlike the boy who has to support the family. We also note a high drop-out rate of girls due, in particular, to early marriages. Finally, the school being considered as belonging to the government, communities do not feel concerned.

The project contributes to the emergence of a favourable education environment, retention and success of children in school, especially girls. It raises awareness and builds the capacities of communities to become involved in school management. In 2018, 5,000 children (including 53% girls), 4,000 adults (of which 51.25% women), 150 teachers and 21 schools were involved in our activities.


Orange Foundation, Turing Foundation, SUEZ Foundation

Project location / Guinea, communes of Coyah, Boffa, Boké, Dubréka
Region / Africa, Guinea
Area / Access and quality of education
Duration / 2015 - 2019
The project covers / Children and young
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