Bantangba Nursery School
Serving a community of over 5,000 residents in Somita, we started building the nursery school in 2013 after Sandy's father in law gifted the land. As soon as the permissions and blessings had been given by the village elders and village leader, we started to dig in November 2013. Despite very little financial backing, we gradually created the school with the help of local supporters. In September 2014, we welcomed 114 children, employed 2 members of teaching staff and 3 student teachers on a three year placement from Gambia College. Supporting the Nursery are a bank of volunteers including a Koranic teacher, caretaker and nanny - such is their value, we are striving to secure them paid employment.
Realising there are more children who need attend the nursery than there are places, we have embarked on an ambitious project to create more opportunities by extending the building, employing more staff and ensuring the most deprived children have the opportunity to attend school via sponsorship.
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