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A grandmother in Guinea-Bissau smiles at her grandson whom she is holding on her hip. He has a disability that causes his head to be enlarged

Guinea-Bissau

In Guinea-Bissau, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International." 


Humanity & Inclusion in Guinea-Bissau

Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Guinea-Bissau since 2000. HI suspended its operations in the country from 2008 - 2014, due to the political unrest and security risks. Work resumed in 2015.

In a country marked by political turmoil, Humanity & Inclusion strives to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education.

Areas of Intervention 

  • Inclusive Education

Humanity & Inclusion's 4-person team works to ensure access to education for children with disabilities at national level. Staff are working to improve accessibility of cafeterias and dining halls accessibility and to raise awareness about disability. Humanity & Inclusion works in the regions of Bissau, Cacheu, Oio, Bafatá and Biombo. 

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Our Past Work

Humanity & Inclusion has been in Guinea-Bissau since 2006, promoting a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve. 

Read on to learn more about our past work in Guinea-Bissau, and consider investing in our future.

The first activities coordinated by Humanity & inclusion focused on functional rehabilitation, the economic inclusion of people with disabilities and the campaign against mines and explosive remnants of war. From 2015, we resumed our activities in Guinea-Bissau: providing support to civil society, making education more inclusive for children with disabilities and raising awareness about HIV and disability.

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