Population: 1.6 million;
Languages: Portuguese, Creole, multiple African languages;
People living in poverty: 49%;
Population without sanitation: 80%;
Births without proper guidance: 56%;
Percentage of working children: 57%
Plan has been operating in Guinea-Bissau since 1995, helping poor children to access their rights to education, health, sanitation and protection.
Our programmes benefit more than 21,000 children in 600 communities.
Currently, we are focusing on decreasing school drop-out and repetition rates for children in our programme areas. This work ranges from providing notebooks for school children to helping communities build 15 public and community schools.