Who are we ?
EuroGuinée was founded in 2002 in Nuremberg (Germany) as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We have over 20 years’ experience in sustainable development and focus on facilitating health, education, environment and water projects in Guinea. Our mission is to meet the needs of the population. That’s why our team in Guinea works closely with local civil, public and private stakeholders on project planning and implementation. EuroGuinée wants to be a role model for everyone and encourages people to take part in improving living conditions in the country.
We are working hand in hand with 17 partner organisations, including NIFA, GIZ and RTM. Thanks to them, we are helping to restore hope and confidence across the country. More than 10 projects have been successfully carried out for the socio-environmental development of Guinea. In 2019-2021, we implemented the construction of wells in 16 communities and schools outside the capital Conakry. We also installed toilets, giving 5,191 pupils access to good hygiene. And it’s all thanks to your donations – thank you! 8400 people are now supplied with drinking water. 1,200 shopkeepers have access to clean sanitary facilities. Raising public awareness of environmental and social issues, but also changing attitudes, promoting sustainable practices and working in partnership with local communities to protect their environment and strengthen their inclusion. Preserving the environment is also a question of social justice, because the first victims of global warming, even though they are not to blame, are the people of the South.
in drinking water
“The country, which has a population of 13.2 million, is divided into four geographical regions: Maritime Guinea on the Atlantic coast, Fouta Djallon or the highlands of Middle Guinea, the savannah region of Upper Guinea in the north-east, and Forest Guinea, a region of tropical forests. French, the official language of Guinea, is a language of communication in schools, public administration and the media, but more than 24 indigenous languages are spoken, the most important being Susu, Pular and Maninka. “Guinea’s mineral wealth makes it potentially one of the richest countries on the continent, but its population is among the poorest in West Africa”. (BBC News). These natural resources have been the reason for the country’s colonisation and economic exploitation for centuries. From 1850 onwards, France undertook systematic attempts at colonisation, which sometimes met with fierce resistance. After Germany relinquished its claims to the Kapitaï and Koba in 1885, present-day Guinea became a French colony in 1892/93 as part of French West Africa. Traditional political systems were systematically destroyed. Local political leaders were imprisoned or deported. Read more