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We Are Gambian Schools Trust

The trust was formed in 2001 after current committee members had visited the Gambia and recognised a real need to help with education. Here is a list of our achievements

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We Are Gambian Schools Trust

The trust was formed in 2001 after current committee members had visited the Gambia and recognised a real need to help with education.
Here is a list of our achievements

  1. Each year transporting a container of schools materials from the uk

  2. Refurbishing nursery schools.

  3. Working closely with the Gambian Education Ministry

  4. Sponsoring teachers at Naata, Nemasu and Kumbija

  5. Building and equipping of 6 libraries in the State schools 

  6. Supplying books and learning materials to over 100 state schools and nursery schools

  7. Built and equipped 5 Nursery schools with ongoing financial support

  8. Providing a nutritious well balanced meal at our nursery schools

  9. Sponsoring teachers to attend the Early Child Development Course

  10. Introducing modern teaching methods via weekend workshops

  11. Lessons arranged on dental hygiene from a qualified volunteer

  12. Facilitating links between schools in the Gambia and the UK

The charity is run by 6 unpaid Trustees, who donate their time, energy and administration costs freely. All trips to the Gambia are funded entirely by the individual visiting for any reason. This means that every penny raised or donated goes directly to the school or project it is intended for.

Through the generosity of its supporters, the Trust has been able to build, equip and maintain 5 nursery schools, (3 with school gardens), provide10 libraries within the State school system (either as new build or conversion of an existing building), to collect ship and distribute 12- 40ft containers filled with school materials, furniture and resources and to build 6 new village wells, convert 5 open wells into sealed hand pump wells and to facilitate projects involving British businesses and universities. Links have been established between many schools in the UK and Gambia.

The Trust works in partnership with the Gambian Ministry of Education under a Memorandum of Understanding. The benefits of this to the Trust include an import duty waiver on education materials, access to Ministry vehicles for major deliveries, an insight into future educational plans and ambitions, and the avoidance of duplication of effort with other Charities. 

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