Conakry Refugee School (CRS) is an urban school in Conakry, capital of Guinea, one of the poorest countries in Africa. The School was founded in the 1990s to provide education for refugee children from Liberia and Sierra Leone after many thousands fled to Guinea to escape from brutal civil wars, Many of the children were deeply traumatised, losing family members on the way, and lived in refugee camps. Their lives continue to be hard, traumatic and full of stress.
CRS provides a comprehensive education that enables students to progress from kindergarten to graduation, providing them with the qualifications to continue onto Higher or Vocational Education. CRS has 28 professionally qualified, dedicated and supportive members of staff and 546 students from age 4 upwards.
Friends of Conakry Refugee School (FCRS) is a small registered charity based in Shropshire. It believes in a right to quality education for all pupils at the Conakry Refugee School (CRS). It is the School’s sole financial supporter and has been raising money and developing projects at the School since 2005.
In 2010 Avonbrook made a grant to FCRS to assist with their core costs and agreed to partner with them in future.