Guinea has suffered decades of political and social unrest, partly due to the instability of the countries that surround it. For example, many refugees have arrived in Guinea due to the conflicts in neighbouring Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.
The instability has resulted in difficult economic conditions.The country remains one of the poorest in the whole world: around 55.2 per cent of the population live in poverty. There are around 5.6 million children under the age of 18 in Guinea. Around 670,000 of these are growing up without their parents. About 40 percent of children are forced to work. Some are involved in dangerous activities such as agriculture and mining. Parents need support so that their children can have a better chance of education and not risk their lives working.
We are aiming to build a school and provide free primary education and opportunities to children in need. URBOND education programme will be lunched in Dubreka (Republic of Guinea) and it will benefit the people of the city and its surroundings who cannot afford or struggle with the costs to send their children to primary school.