News from the Gambia


We have been supporting schools in the Gambia for four years.  We have linked with Agape Nursery School in Bansang and Kerewan Lower Basic School in the village of Kerewan, just outside Bansang.

Through the charity “Empower” we send out boxes by ship four times a year and once a year a group of volunteers travel out to Gambia to visit the schools and oversee the projects.

Thank you to Galleywood School for collecting trainers, sandals, wellies, shoes and other resources for Kerawan Lower Basic School.  Here is a picture of Sue Read, our volunteer who delivered them.

School in Gambia starts on the 19th September.  All the sponsor children have their material for their uniform and new exercise books and pencils.

The tailors in the village make all the school uniforms.

The Headmaster at Bansang Upper Basic school receiving materials and exercise books.

Please leave any shoes, wellies, crocs, books, early years equipment in the box provided in the school reception.

Thank you

Galleywood Infant School
Barnard Road

Headteacher - Mrs Sarah Manning
SENCO - Mrs Kelly Fennell
Chair of Governors - Mr Richard  Holmes