Supporting Education in The Gambia

Earlier this year we heard from some of The Royal School students who have been supporting the work of Project Gambia, a UK based charity which has been working in The Gambia since 2007 to build and repair schools, to provide scholarships and equipment to help children from poor families attend school and to provide teachers with training and support.

Fundraising by the students as part of the school’s Lenten appeal has enabled the charity to complete building work on new premises for Omega Nursery School, a small school which is giving 194 poorer children in the Serrekunda area of The Gambia an opportunity to attend school.

The Royal students visited Omega School earlier this year to see for themselves the progress that had been made and during the visit helped to decorate classrooms and distributed equipment to the pupils as well as having the opportunity to hear how important their school was to them.

We were all impressed by the commitment of the Royal School students and with the work of Project Gambia helping to provide Gambians with better opportunities in life. We’ve now made a donation of £1,000 to help the charity with their work and this has been match funded by a further donation of £1,000 from one of our Club members.

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