Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Mission Field

Help Guinea-Bissau

  • Educational Status


  • Literacy level is about 35%

  • No University until about ten years ago.

  • Many schools in towns run 4 or 5 shifts daily because the classrooms available are very few.

  • World Food Program and other Aid groups have to give food daily in the primary schools to encourage pupils to go to school and be able to stay through because many families have no breakfast even for kids.

  • WFP gives a bag of rice to the families of grown up female students as an incentive to make them send their girls to school.

  • Women work hard in the fields to sustain the family.

  • Many government schools in the villages have only one teacher taking care of classes one to four.

  • Every academic year witnesses many strikes because of lack of payment of teachers’ salaries.

  • Our primary school serves sixteen villages because we have no strikes. Each child is asked to pay a fee of N350 per month making N3.500 per year including the registration fees. For this reason alone, about half of the children that should be in school are not because the parents cannot afford it. Some start and drop out half way for same reason. N35.000 will sponsor 10 children in school for a whole year.