The main island of Bijagos, an unknown and therefore unloved archipelago off the coast of Guinea Bissau.
There is only one high school on the entire archipelago. Transportation between the islands is expensive and slow, big NGOs ignore the islands because they are too small. Only our local partner No Pega Môn tries to help out the islanders.
Reach Out will support No Pega Môn’s educational projects by sponsoring students to enter higher education.
For the last five years of her career, 60-65 takes off six months a year to undertake a cycling campaign throughout Europe to raise funds for Bubaque. In the summer of 2018, she cycled all the way from Antwerp to the North Cape (Norway) and partly back. In 2019, she intends to cycle the tour of the UK and Ireland.
There is a major shortage of teachers on the isles of the Bijagos archipelago. We want to enable motivated youngsters to study for teacher at high school. After completion of their studies, they return to their islands to improve the local educational system.
Reach Out is currently sponsoring one student, Cipriano Sabino Joaquim. The two other candidates we selected in 2018 did not pass the entrance examination.
Cipriano Sabino Joaquim passed the entrance exam, but he was not admitted either.