SOS Children in Equatorial Guinea

SOS Children Sponsorship Sites in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea lies on the Atlantic Coast of west Africa, to the south of Cameroon. It has a population of just 400,000 and is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Despite some wealth from recently discovered oil deposits, most of the population live below the poverty line. The infant mortality rate is high, as is life expectancy, and there are high levels of unemployment and illiteracy.

The charity began working in Equatorial Guinea in the late 1990s, when a kindergarten and a primary school were set up in Bata, the country's second largest city, as part of a programme to improve child welfare and the level of education.

This was followed by the charity setting up a community in Bata which opened in 2000 on the same site, donated by the government in San Pedro de Lea, a mainly middle-class residential area about 2 km from the city centre which is well served by public transport. The community has ten family houses which are home to 100 children.

In 2001, an SOS medical centre was opened to provide medical care for the local people. With the capacity to treat over 2000 patients a year, the centre has a ten bed in-patient ward as well as an operating and delivery room.

Local Contacts

SOS Children in Equatorial Guinea

SOS Children in Equatorial Guinea

Aldeas Infantiles SOS de Guinea Ecuatorial, Apartado de Correos 200, Bata, Equatorial Guinea

Tel: +240/082375
Tel: +240/081670
Fax: +240/082375

Equatorial Guinea Child Sponsorship

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