around 47 years. Guinea Bissau also has one of the
highest child mortality rates for the under fives in the
world. The majority of the population is illiterate, with just over 27% of females being able to read and write, over one hundred thousand children have been orphaned or abandoned (about one in ten of the country's entire population) and these and other children are at risk of being
trafficked to Senegal in exchange for cash so their poverty stricken families can survive.
Despite all of this there are few volunteer work opportunities in Guinea Bissau and what there are tend to focus on health care, and
disease prevention together with education and working with orphans.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Guinea Bissau let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!