Sunshine Nursery School, The Gambia
Sunshine Nursery School is located in a small and remote developing village in Jamwelly (Manduar Region) of the Gambia. The area is extremely poor and the people there have very little. Busy Bodies has been involved in its development for over 2 years and provides support for the school in many ways. We have funded the build of 3 new classrooms and a watchmans house, we collect and send over parcels of toys, books, clothing and fund the teachers salaries each month, through monthly donations we receive. This would not be possible without the generosity of our staff, parents, friends and families and we are forever grateful for their support.
We have a sponsorship program to fund children to enable them to attend the school and for £50 a year this buys their uniform, shoes and school bag, with any money remaining going towards the running costs. Several practitioners have been forunate enough to visit the school and work with the children and teachers and from this we are working towards running a volunteer program that will support the teachers in their own professional development and bring new methods of teaching and learning to the children.
The purchase of some additional land to the side of the school will enable the village to build a much needed community centre and small clinic with space left over for the development of a cultural centre, football and volleyball pitches to engage the youth of the village and potentially some small lodgings for volunteer visitors.
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