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Guinea

World Education has maintained a presence in Guinea since 1997. Basing programs on its signature participatory approach, World Education in has worked in all eight of Guinea’s administrative regions to create sustainable change in good governance, formal and nonformal education, girls’ and women’s empowerment, child labor, human trafficking, conflict mitigation and management, livelihoods, youth, and institutional capacity building.

Between 2001 and 2007, World Education implemented the USAID/Guinea-funded Community Participation in Primary Education for Equity and Quality program, which built on strong local interest in educational innovation. In this well-respected program, World Education managed a consortium of four American NGOs and partnered with 27 Guinean NGOs. The program built the NGOs’ institutional capacity to implement effective community development activities through training and support services. It also helped the NGOs strengthen parents’ associations to increase parents’ expectations for higher educational quality and increased access for their children.

Among other programs, World Education recently worked on Faisons Ensemble, a USAID-funded democracy and good governance program. World Education was responsible for strengthening civil-society capacity and improving civic participation and advocacy. World Education also implemented a US Department of Labor-funded program called Stop Exploitative Labor and Educate Children for Tomorrow (SELECT), which withdrew 5,322 children from situations of exploitative labor and trafficking, and prevented 4,497 children from entering into such situations.
 

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View details: SELECT (Stop Exploitive Labor and Education Children for Tomorrow)

SELECT (Stop Exploitive Labor and Education Children for Tomorrow)

World Education worked to identify and withdraw at-risk children, place them in educational programs, mobilize communities to promote child protection, and galvanize national efforts to address exploitative child labor and trafficking in Guinea.

View details: Guinea Brighter Futures (Community Partnerships for Peace - P.C. Paix)

Guinea Brighter Futures (Community Partnerships for Peace - P.C. Paix)

Community Partnerships for Peace strengthened traditional community structures to mitigate conflicts through transparent and inclusive actions, and reinforced the capacity of youth to promote a culture of non-violence, cooperation and transparency.

View details: Faisons Ensemble

Faisons Ensemble

Through Faison Ensemble, World Education is using functional literacy courses, community mobilization, and local media to build the capacity of civil society organizations to hold their local and national governments accountable.

 

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View details: Responding to the Threat of HIV and AIDS—An Individual's Initiative to Reach out to Guinean Youth

Responding to the Threat of HIV and AIDS—An Individual's Initiative to Reach out to Guinean Youth

When Kadiatou Bobo Diallo attended an HIV and AIDS training with her colleagues, she had already heard a lot about AIDS.

View details: On The Frontlines of Girls' Education

On The Frontlines of Girls' Education

When civil unrest erupted in Guinea, the ensuing strikes and curfews preempted school and work. Yet Mariama Koulibaly and her World Education colleagues forged ahead.

View details: Educating and Inspiring Girls in Africa

Educating and Inspiring Girls in Africa

Last year, World Education helped 21,000 girls in 12 African countries go to school through the Ambassador Girls' Scholarship Program (AGSP).