Friends Of Conakry Refugee School

Friends Of Conakry Refugee School

Charity information

Friends Of Conakry Refugee School

FCRS is a volunteer led charity based in rural Shropshire but with close ties to the refugee community in Conakry Guinea. Set up in 2008 our mission is to educate and relieve financial hardship of vulnerable children who have escaped or whose family escaped from civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. We fund vocational classes to all students and a hot midday meal and are working with the school to build several micro businesses to enable them to better support themselves in the future.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    To educate and relieve financial hardship of children at CRS which is currently not supported by the government of Guinea or any other agency through providing:-
    1. Financial support for the school to enable it to continue to employ professional teachers in order that it can provide educational and vocational training opportunities for all who attend school
    2. Financial support directly to some students who are experiencing severe financial hardship which could prevent them from benefiting from education
    3. Support to enable the school to become more self-sustaining and financially secure over a 5 year period
    4. Information about issues affecting refugees in Guinea.
    5. Raise financial support in the UK for Conakry Refugee School through a variety of means (including regular donations, grants, and fundraising) and provide the school with a regular and sustainable monthly funds to meet some of its core expenses in the provision of education
    6) raise financial support through a student sponsorship scheme for those students experiencing severe financial hardship
    7) raise funds to support the school in developing its curriculum and providing vocational training courses
    8) support the school to develop income-generation projects and increased integration with the local Guinean community
    9) raise awareness about the situation of this group of refugees and facilitate links between CRS and educational establishments in the UK

  • Aims

    Friends Of Conakry Refugee School aims to:

    • Provide financial support to and continue to employ professional teachers to provide educational and vocational training.
    • Provide some financial support directly to the most vulnerable students.
    • Enable CRS to become more self-sustaining.
    • Provide information about issues affecting CRS and education in Guinea.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1124736

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01694771686

    Address: Gretton Mill, Gilberries LaneCardingtonChurch StrettonShropshire SY6 7HZ

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