A little boy playing on the junglegym at the SOS Children's Village Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau
The reason for the creation of the primary school in the Guinea-Bissau is related with the illiteracy "tax". The estimate to the return of 67% of the population, and with the insufficience of primary schools in the Guinea-Bissau.
The reason for the creation of the primary school in the Guinea-Bissau is related with the illiteracy "tax". The estimate to the return of 67% of the population, and with the insufficience of primary schools in the GuinÃ© Bissau.
The history of the SOS primary school is identical of Village. SOS, therefore they had been constructed and inaugurated at the same time the 2 of June of 1995 for the President of the folloied Republic of the General Secretary of the SOS, Mr Werner Handl.
Three boys standing beside the sign of the SOS Nursery School Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Since Guinea-Bissau was constructed among the coconut palms, it is well integrated in the surrounding community. Then in 2005 -- the family stregthening programme in the neighboruing community, tageting orphans and vulnerable children. The programme#s aim is to support families and communities to effectively protext and care for their vulnerable children. Working together with various partners (National AIDS Secretariat, various local NGOs working with HIV/AIDS affected familes, local microcredit insititions the programme ensures children's essential needs are met (nutition, education, health, psychoscial ) and helps care-givers improving their child care-skills and resources to better respond to their children's needs and offer them counselling capacity building training and support them in establishing small buisnesses.
The Scoaial Center facility comprises 2 counselling rooms, a first aid clinic, 3 classrooms, multi-purpose room, a library, an administation and service building, and a sports field.
By the end of 2008 the SOS Scoal center Bissau has supported around 2250 persons through its various serices and a total of 50 families (174 children and 50 care-givers) through its family strengthrning programme.