We partner with local schools to help create an inclusive learning environment for all.
We are working to address educational shortfalls within established schools by providing teachers, learning resources and via the improvement of school facilities (such as classrooms, introducing clean water, toilets, etc) to create suitable learning environments for the children.
Many established schools desperately need help tackling issues such as;
- Lack of funds to pay teachers, resulting in many classes only receiving tutors very sporadically.
- Lack of space in classrooms to accommodate the growing young population.
- Gender disparity.
- Poor sanitary facilities.
- Lack of basic utilities such as clean water, electricity and internet.
- Forced labour, resulting in many young children having less time to focus on their studies.
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WE'RE WORKING WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS IN DUBREKA AND MASSE M'BOMBO IN GUINEA
We currently work with two local schools to support provide teachers, improve learning environment and provide study materials such as text books.
TEACHERS FOR CLASSROOMS
Providing teachers and extra classes to Year 6 children at Ecole Primaire d’application de Dubreka, Guinea to improve their chances of passing their final exams.
Project status: Ongoing
BUILDING EXTRA CLASSROOMS
Crowded classrooms at Ecole Primaire de Masse M’bombo makes it difficult for pupils to learn. Pupils per teacher ratio is very high and pupils lack the full support from teachers to improve on their grades.
Building extra classrooms and staff office will offer an opportunity for the school to increase the number of teachers in classrooms who will increase the support to the pupils.
Project status: Ongoing.
BUILD SANITARY FACILITIES
At Ecole Primaire de Masse M’bombo, the school has one toilet for both pupils and teachers and for all gender. Help us build new toilet facilities that are pupil, disability and gender sensitive for all.
Project status: Starting in January 2024.
MR SOUMAH'S STORY
Mr Soumah was born in Dubreka 2 kilometers away from Ecole d’application where he is currently one of the senior teachers. During his teaching career, Mr Soumah has seen many teachers and headteachers come and leave the school due to non-payment of salary, poor working condition, lack of amenities, low morale and the pressure for not having many teachers for the children.
Dubreka is a community orientated city, people value togetherness and living in harmony. Mr Soumah considers most of the children that come through the school as family, loyal to the city where he was born, Mr Soumah chooses to stick with the school and provide his services despite the issues with day to day running of the school.
When URBOND approached Eecole d’application in 2019 to provide some assistance and support to the school, Mr Soumah found this very moving especially coming from UK based organisation. With this working partnership, Mr Soumah believe that teachers could consider working with rural schools as opposed to moving to the capital city to work in private schools. Some of our students come all the way from little villages surrounding Dubreka, traveling as far as 10km. With the partnership with URBOND we will be able to make their everyday journey worthwhile and do our best to provide them and the rest of the students a good quality education. Working with URBOND has given us positive energy and hope for a better future for the children. The support from URBOND has so far been the greatest thing that has happen to our school.