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    24 Apr 2015
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    …. who fled from civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1990s by providing a good quality education. The civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia had education and inequality of opportunity at their centre. Those who fled prioritised education for themselves and their children setting up and...
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    30 Mar 2015
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    ….by providing the funding to give Conakry Refugee School the ability to be financially independent  give enhancing community dignity, respect in the wider community, and optimism for the future. In March 2015 CRS opened a Language school an IT school and a Catering school giving students the opportunity to take...
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    29 Mar 2015
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    ….by funding well trained and motivated teachers. FCRS supplements teachers’ salaries and pays them through the holidays ensuring that the best teachers stay in the profession and want to work at the school. CRS is staffed by 28 qualified teachers, something that is rare in Guinea’s state schools where most...
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    29 Mar 2015
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    ….by subsidising fees for vulnerable children and sponsoring those whose families cannot fund education, FCRS aims to give every child access to education. Every month FCRS pays the fees for 100 students who are struggling to find the money for fees but would otherwise be able to attend school. We...
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Who are FCRS?

We are a group of like minded individuals from Shropshire who all believe passionately in the ability of education to deliver real and lasting change. In 2005 we began to support a school for refugees in Conakry, Guinea. We believe that education can be the route to a positive future for these vulnerable children. FCRS is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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Food for Learning

The Food for Learning Project is centred on the school meals programme Ruth set up in 2008 because more than ever before the students at CRS need access to good nutrition. Although FCRS secured funding this year for this from two large donors, British and Foreign Schools Society and  the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust this funding runs out in December 2016. It was anticipated that Ebola would be eradicated in Autumn of 2015 but it took until January 2016. Sadly Ebola returned to Guinea in April 2016 and a second declaration of Ebola free  was made in June 2016. Ebola has had a major impact on student’s ability to pay fees. The international community has all but left Conakry and many of our parents who work informally in the service sector lost their jobs.  Ultimately the Ebola crisis has increased the risk of school drop out. FCRS has been able to ensure no student leaves school in...
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    19 Jul 2016
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    Year 5 and 6 pupils at Brown Clee School, Ditton Priors have raised a fantastic £787 to support FCRS work sending solar lights to Conakry. If you would like to find out more and support this cause follow this link. FRCS director Jackie Watkins, and volunteers  Kathy Watson and Bethany Watkins have all been working with Key Stage 2 pupils at Brown Clee in connection with the Library of Light project. Following a whole school...
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    18 Jul 2016
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    Following a very successful poetry evening in 2015, FCRS flexed their catering muscles and decided to hold a similar evening but with home-cooked food! Many of last year’s poets … Paul Francis, Liz Lefroy, Steve Harrison and Deb Alma were willing to offer their time again to help us raise money for our ‘food for learning’ fund. We were also lucky enough to have Dave Bingham and Kate Innes reading their poems, and were honoured...
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