Illiteracy is a major problem in Guiney Bissau, especially on the islands. A lot of people, especially women , over 25 haven’t enjoyed any form of schooling at all.
Since several years we have been giving a grant to a group of women in order to follow a course of reading, writing and arithmetic.
However, at the moment, the costs of the boarding school weigh heavily on our budget for “Education and Training” and consequently we have to freeze the above mentioned project.
There is a lot to do! Our means are very limited: we chose to concentrate on the most urgent and realizable projects in education and health.
Apart from the running projects, which demand a continuity and consequently have to be financed over a longer period of time, we are planning a lot of other initiatives :