Guinea was selected as the first country in Francophone Africa to adapt the Fit for School approach. Having emerged from the devastation of the ebola crisis, there is strong resolve to create healthy, clean environments and to promote proper hygiene behavior in the country.

On behalf of BMZ, GIZ’s Promotion of Basic Education Programme provides technical assistance to the Ministre de l’Education Nationale et de l’Alphabétisation (Guinean Ministry of National Education and Literacy or MEN-A) to improve basic education. As part of this effort, the program supports the ministry to adopt innovative approaches, including Fit for School.

Fit for School in Guinea focuses on three key interventions: daily group handwashing with soap, regular cleaning of school toilets and annual deworming. In 2018, MEN-A is piloting the approach in 50 schools across five regions in the country.