Over 60 percent of the Guinean population is between the ages of 0 to 24, with youth literacy rates of 37.6 percent for boys and 21.8 percent for girls. As one of the countries impacted by the ebola virus disease, Guinea’s economic stability has had major setbacks, especially on the education sector.
Hope of Guinea provides scholarships to children who would be unable to attend school due to financial barriers their families face, which limits their ability to afford tuition, school supplies, textbooks and uniforms. Parents in such situations are forced to choose between feeding their family or educating their children. This can result in many children, particularly girls, spending their childhood and adolescence doing household chores or income generating work instead of attending school.Read More
We held our first summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Camp in July 2016. It was a joint partnership with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Guinea and MindLeaps. With the lack of critical thinking and interactive activities incorporated into Guinean Curricula, the camp gave 50 kids of junior high age the opportunity to apply what they learn in school and give them the cognitive, non cognitive and educational tools to realize their own potential. For 3 weeks, the kids participated in engaging field trips, developed techniques in traditional and non traditional dance forms and took part in experimental activities which included chicken dissection, microscope skill lessons and a bridge building competition. The camp is based on a successful project designed and implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers in the summer of 2014.Read More
Hope of Guinea opened the first free public library in Conakry, Guinea in July 2014 at the Josip Bros Tito Primary School. The library is available to all school aged youth in the capital. We also launched a mobile library to service those in communities that do not have access to a library. The mobile library visits schools across the capital, giving students access to much needed books.Read More
We constructed a basketball and volleyball court at Jozip Bros Tito Primary School to keep students active and provide them with extra curricular activities that keep them out of the streets and reduce juvenile delinquency. Sports activity has been evidenced to help improve academic achievement. It can affect cognitive skills, attitudes and academic behavior, including enhanced concentration, attention and improved classroom behavior. Sports can also positively affect social and personal development among young people, this can include self-esteem, goal setting and leadership (GAO, 2012).Read More
We are thrilled to close out a great 2017 by announcing our partnership with global Fortune 500 engineering and construction company, Fluor, to renovate twoRead More
We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our team members in Guinea, Abdoulaye Conte. May you rest in peace, Abdoulaye. We willRead More
Taking advantage of the spotlight placed on Guinea with the 2017 World Book Capital in Conakry, Hope of Guinea and United for Learning hosted aRead More