In 2008, 63% of students finished primary school and only 22% of those managed to finish secondary school (studies in 2015).

Today in Guinea-Bissau, according to the State Report on the National Education System (RESEN), fewer than one child in two completes his primary education; the exercise of the right to education is constrained by significant inequalities between rural and urban children, rich and poor, girls and boys.

Education during the colonial period was extremely limited and consequently, after independence from Portugal was achieved in 1974, illiteracy was almost universal in Guinea-Bissau.

Political instability during the period of 1998-2003 and the 12 April 2012 coup d'état staged by elements of the armed forces also shook a number of the Republic’s institutions, among them the educational system. Progress in its re-establishment has been extremely slow.

In Guinea-Bissau there is sharp city-countryside contradictions in terms of education and opportunities.

We seek to help pave the way for better policies of education.

We have the objective of helping achieve education for all Bissau-Guinea people. And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Guinea-Bissau descendants around the world. From the education of the community, to the health of young people in rural areas, we are empowering communities to drive change through collective action.

The NSEF is committed to help change this current situation by implementing a comprehensive strategy to transform education for Guinea-Bissau community.

We intend to use NSEF project to help change the experience of education for the community.

The technology support, supplementary education, the renovation of schools buildings and the construction of new ones are very important to us in order to help improve education for the Guinea-Bissau community.

With a view to increasing children's hours at school, and in turn improving the quality of teaching and reducing the number of dropouts. We plan to accomplish these objectives for education by developing policies to pursue:

  1. Promotion of preschool education
  2. Increase the availability of the supplementary classes of primary education in order to provide extra hours of education to the majority of children
  3. Give children the life skills needed to function in society
  4. Promote equality across gender, socio-economic status, and residential status
  5. Help improve school health and safety
  6. Develop literacy and I.T. programs for adults