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ADDRESS

c/o The English Club, C.P. 345,

1844 Villeneuve, Switzerland

NJOREN

Njoren is a small very poor rural village very close to the border with Senegal.

The school (just like the village) has no electricity nor running water.

The priority in this school was to renovate or build the accommodation for teachers (who have to live on site as the school is hard to reach – a 9 km walk through a dusty/ muddy track in the bush from the main road). Until then, only male teachers were willing and able to share the previous tiny room in two or three (see pictures on right).

The school has 450 students and 16 teachers.

Already achieved through donor support:

 Building of 4 bedrooms' Teachers' living quarters 

☑ Supply of 4 manual grinding mills

Jolly Phonics material 

Stationery (exercise books, pencils, colour pencils, chalk, markers, vanguards) 

 5 Whiteboards and markers

  1 bicycle

  1 football and 1 volleyball

Njoren still needs:

☐ Well pump for drinking water and school orchard

☐ New solar panel batteries

☐ Computer for staff and printer

☐ Computers for students

☐ Uniforms for poor children (2 uniforms cost GMD 850 i.e. about GBP 14/ CHF 16.60)

☐ Didactic material – Course text books – "Gambia English", "Gambia Maths", "Gambia Science", "Gambia Social and Environmental Studies" and "Gambia Integrated Studies"

☐ Class furniture: benches/ chairs and tables

☐ Subsidies for school meals – GMD 1 per meal (i.e. about GBP 0.015/ CHF 0.020)

 
 

DOBANG KUNDA

The children at Dobang Kunda surprised us with a wonderful and unexpected "Welcome Welcome" chant (see video on 'Home' page)! 

 

This school though supported by the village community, still has two major issues:

  1. shortage of Teachers' quarters;

  2. UN World Food Programme still has to add this school to its school-feeding programme

The school has 455 students and 14 teachers.

Already achieved through donor support:

          ☑ Supply of 2 manual grinding mills

Teaching and learning materials (text books, exercise books, stationery such as pencils, pens, vanguards, etc.)

 4 Whiteboards and markers

  3 bicycles

  2 footballs and 1 volleyball

Dobang Kunda still needs:

☐ WFP food supplies

☐ Classrooms

☐ Classroom furniture 

☐ Shed for canteen 

☐ Water supply for the school orchard

☐ Computers for students

☐ Uniforms (2 uniforms cost GMD 850 i.e. about GBP 14/ CHF 16.60)

DARU

This school primarily needs a well pump to substitute the manual one which is too heavy for the children to operate.

It also needs teaching and learning materials and books for the library.


The school has 337 children and 10 teachers.

Already achieved through donor support:

          ☑ Supply of 4 manual grinding mills

Garden material for school orchard

Stationery material, exercise books, pencils, pens, etc. 

Jolly Phonics material 

☑ 4 Whiteboards and markers

☑ 2 footballs and 1 volleyball

Daru still needs:

☐ Well pump

☐ Books for library

☐ Teaching material – text books "Gambia English", "Gambia Maths", "Gambia Science", "Gambia Social and Environmental Studies" and "Gambia Integrated Studies"

☐ Subsidies for school meals – GMD 1 per meal (i.e. about GBP 0.015/ CHF 0.020)

☐ Cupboards and notice boards

☐ Text books

☐ Staff quarters

☐ Classroom furniture

☐ Uniforms (2 uniforms cost GMD 850 i.e. about GBP 14/ CHF 16.60)

 

BANSANG LOWER BASIC

This school is the largest in the region, and one of the oldest as it was built in 1947 and, owing to age, needs renovation (some of the structures are unsafe for use).

The school has double shifts which prevents a different use of the classrooms for other study programs.

The school has 1635 students and 42 teachers.

Already achieved through donor support:

          ☑ Supply of 1 large electric grinding mill

Teaching and learning materials

Jolly Phonics material  

Stationery materials (text books, exercise books, stationery pencils, pens, vanguards, etc.) 

 4 Whiteboards and markers

 1 football

Bansang lower basic still needs:

☐ Plywood and paint for blackboards

☐ New classrooms (old buildings need renovation)

☐ Classroom furniture

☐ Subsidies for school meals  GMD 1 per meal (i.e. about GBP 0.015/ CHF 0.020)

☐ Subsidy in feeding program (soil is exhausted – same land since 1947)

☐ Cupboards

☐ More library books grade 1-6 level books

☐ School football field is used as local waste dump – fencing would be helpful

☐ Sanitation – school toilets

☐ Uniforms – School uniforms for poor children (2 uniforms cost GMD 850 i.e. about GBP 14/ CHF 16.60)

 

BANSANG UPPER BASIC

This school is the largest Upper Basic school in the region, with excellent end of school final results. It has no running water (only open well) and needs digging of a new borehole. 

Needs more computers, printers, science lab material, shelves, machines for metal and woodworking classes.

Wiring of electricity needs to be changed.

Sports materials and bicycles are needed as many students walk a long way to get to school. 

 

The school has 795 students and 26 teachers. 

Already achieved through donor support:

           Supply of 1 large electric grinding mill

8 Whiteboards and markers

 8 Bicycles

 2 footballs and 1 volleyball

Bansang Upper Basic still needs:​

☐ Urgent need of a borehole

☐ Well pump for sanitation and school orchard

☐ Subsidy of lunch money for poorer children GMD 1 per meal (i.e. about GBP 0.015/ CHF 0.020)

☐ School furniture

☐ Bigger school library

☐ Computers for lab (27 more required)

☐ Laptops for science and math classes

☐ Renovation of science lab and supply of scientific equipment

☐ Laser printer for exam papers

☐ Shelves and cupboards

☐ Machinery for metal and woodworking classes

☐ Domestic science class needs cooking material for cooking lessons and sewing machines

☐ Sports area needs renovation (basket pitch)

☐ New electrical wiring needed

☐ School fencing needs to be redone

☐ Sports material

☐ Uniforms – School uniforms for poor children (2 uniforms cost GMD 850 i.e. about GBP 14/ CHF 16.60) 

☐ Possible fish ponds to feed children – the school is close to the river

 

BANSANG SENIOR SECONDARY

This is one of the biggest Senior Secondary schools in the region. It's very important given that this is where all students prepare their A' levels in order to go to university in The Gambia or abroad. Bansang Senior Secondary is well renown for its sports athletes.  

Urgent needs are lab materials, furniture for classrooms and library, whiteboards, wire for fencing of grounds, toilets and water supply, tools for metal and woodworking classes, sports kits and visual arts materials.

The school has 1450 students and 42 teachers.

Already achieved through donor support:

  25 Whiteboards and markers 

Biology lab materials, wall charts and microscopes

Geography charts and world globes

 1 football and 1 volleyball

Bansang Senior Secondary still needs:

☐ School library renovation (shelves and reading tables, computer)

☐ Watering system and fencing for school orchard

☐ Sanitation renovation (toilets)

☐ Domestic science lab needs cookers, utensils, water connection and gas bottles

☐ Chemistry lab needs water connection, storage for material, furniture, reagents, chemicals and oxygen/ gas bottles

☐ Physics lab needs water connection, storage for material and furniture

☐ Metal and woodworking shops need machines and tools

☐ Physical and health education need classrooms and furniture as well as sport material and drinking bottles

☐ Visual arts room needs paints, brushes, chisels and furniture

☐ Projectors/ beamers and curtains for projection room