Reach Conakry Youth & University Students
August 7, 2018 to December 7, 2018
Mid Term - 122 Days
4 student(s) needed
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Explore universities, engage students in sports or activities, teach English, learn French, and build relationships with students all for the purpose of sharing the gospel with the youth of Guinea's capital city.
Conakry is the capital city of Guinea but is not as westernized as one might think for a capital city. It is located on a peninsula in the Atlantic ocean and has more rainfall in the summer than most places in the world do for the entire year. It feels like high 80's year round and is very humid. Inland in Guinea, it is a beautiful country with forests, mountains, and waterfalls.
The city has roughly 2.0 million people with over 90% being muslim. They are modest in dress with women wearing mainly long skirts and dresses, and men wearing long pants. The muslim practice is heavily influenced by their animistic views. The people are generally very inviting, hospitable, and usually open to talking about spiritual matters.
Malaria is always a concern, so you will want to take the prophylaxis treatment for malaria. Shots needed: Yellow fever, Typhoid, rabies, HepA and B. Walking will be required so a moderate level of fitness is mandatory. Be advised that Guinea is very lacking in health care. If you have chronic issues that need consistent professional treatment then it's very likely to be unavailable. There are pharmacies and hospitals in the city that can be used when needed.
Please note that if you have ongoing needs of medication management or counseling related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, or sexual abuse, these resources are generally unavailable and you should consider applying at a later time.