In the picture above, students are lining up to have their temperature taken before entering their classroom in Conakry, Guinea. Washing hands and having temperature checks are a required part of attending school as the country mobilizes to end the Ebola outbreak that began in December 2013 and caused 2,506 deaths.
Guinean ministry officials and development partners have collaborated closely on helping the education system get back on track after schools reopened in January of this year.
In December 2014, the GPE Board of Directors approved a new grant for Guinea of US$37.8 million. The grant is supporting the Ministry of Education in moving ahead from Ebola, improving access and learning for marginalized children strengthen the Ministry’s management capacity.