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Conakry Refugee School


  • Guinea


  • School's Mission (Goals):
    • To help educate children abandoned after a government decision stating non-governmental organizations (e.g., IRC/UNHCR) were no longer able to support refugee schools in the capital, Conakry.
    • To take these children from the streets.
    • To offer high school graduates the vocational trainings (secretarial and computer skills).
    • To offer adult literacy classes in English.
  • Number of students: 1,427 registered (due to school fees problems only 896 regular)
  • Number of teachers: 20
  • Subjects taught: English, Literature, French, Math, General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Government, Civics, Agricultural Science, Geography, History, Economics, Health Science, Typing, Computer Studies (only theory), and Religious Studies.


  • Conakry Refugee School was the first school to partner with RESPECT in early 2002.
  • Biggest challenges:
    • To get external financial assistance to run the school.
    • To get computers for practical work in our computer studies.
  • Things students enjoy most: Academic studies, vocational studies, sports and pen-pals.


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